Arshad Nadeem becomes the first Pakistani to win a silver medal

Arshad Nadeem becomes the first Pakistani to win a silver medal

He achieved the milestone when he lifted the silver medal with a super throw of 87.82 meters in the men’s javelin throws final of the global event in Budapest, Hungary. Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra of India became the greatest athlete in Indian sports history after snaring gold in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He also clinched gold on the biggest stage in Budapest with a throw of 88.17 meters. Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic, with a throw of 86.67 meters, claimed bronze in the most enthralling event.

Arshad, who had returned to the international circuit after one year due to fitness issues, showed top form in front of the jam-packed stadium. After both Arshad and Neeraj Chopra finished first in their respective groups in the qualification phase the other day, it was truly a battle to the death between the two. After making a foul in the first round, Chopra set the target with a splendid throw of 88.17 meters. Arshad, after a couple of attempts of 74.80 and 82.81, landed superbly and managed a throw of 87.82m in his third attempt, which eventually earned him the silver, which is the first medal for Pakistan in World Championship history. Arshad’s attempts in the top eight included throws of 87.15, X, and 81.86.

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