Tokyo Olympics: Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem To Lock Horns With India’s Neeraj Chopra In Javelin Throw Final

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Javelin throw Arshad Nadeem
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Pakistan’s athletic star, Arshad Nadeem has made it to the Javelin throw final alongside India’s Neeraj Chopra in Tokyo Olympics.

This is an important moment for Pakistan as he’s the country’s only hope to bag a gold medal in the international championship.

Arshad Nadeem javelin thrower
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Nadeem is the first-ever Pakistani sportsman to qualify for the track and field event final at Olympics.

The 24-year-old made history with a throw of 85.16m in his second attempt, which also placed him on top of his group.

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This is certainly a momentous occasion for Pakistan as he’s Pakistan’s only surviving athlete at the event. So, all hopes are tied to him.

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Arshad Nadeem is in third place overall in the Javelin throw competition behind India’s Neeraj and Vetter from Germany.

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The Pakistani athlete also hopes to fetch gold for Pakistan on Saturday to end the country’s no-medal-bagging drought.

The young thrower aspires to hit a 90m throw in the final event, whereas, the World Record for Olympics in Javelin throw is 90.57m by Norway’s Andreas Thorkildsen.

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The Javelin thrower has even requested the nation to pray for his success as he hopes to give his best shot at the final at 4 pm on Saturday.

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Wish him luck in the comments down below.