Pakistan’s javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem Breaks India’s Neeraj Chopra’s Record, Qualifies For The Tokyo Olympics

The Athletics Federation of India also congratulated Arshad Nadeem for his achievement.

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Pakistan’s javelin thrower, Arshad Nadeem, has broken India’s Neeraj Chopra record of the longest javelin throw—82.23m— in the ongoing South Asian Games. Arshad Nadeem’s javelin throw of 86.29m not only registered him in the record books but also lead to his qualification for Tokyo Olympics.

The 22-years-old, previously a bronze medalist, won the gold medal with his longest-ever throw. The minimum entry standard of 85m throw in the Olympics for the men’s competition was surpassed by him with ease.

The Athletics Federation of India also congratulated Arshad Nadeem for his achievement.

“I’m very excited that my hard work has finally paid off. I have made the longest-ever throw by a Pakistani and I’m very hopeful of winning a medal In Tokyo Olympics,” Arshad Nadeem said.

He also thanked the Athletics Federation of Pakistan for providing him the best training facilities.

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  • Neeraj waa too good in commonwealth games. Our player performed well in first round then lost badly. Good to see he has improved

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