Pakistan’s javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem created a history

Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem

Gulf Report: Pakistan’s star javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem created history as he became the primary South Asian to cross the 90.18-meter barrier within the sport and also the 1st ever Pakistani to assert the athletics gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham earlier on Monday. Nadeem created history in his fifth try right after Peters equalized his lead of 88.0m.

Pakistan’s Thrower Winning Gold Medal:

His performance, whereas additionally being injured, is being hailed by politicians, celebrities, and netizens who would not mind handing him another gold medal for taking the title home.

Nadeem is the second Pakistani to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games after Nooh Dasagir Butt smashed the muscle-building record on August.4. Shah Hussain won bronze in judo on a similar day.

Nadeem thanked the Pakistani nation for praying for his success. Nadeem said that because of the prayers of the state, Allah has rewarded me with a gold medal. Nadeem said that despite elbow and knee injuries, he was happy for winning the gold medal.

Nadeem additionally added that but, I thanked my physicians who had worked with me throughout my coaching.

The star contestant additionally thanked Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for providing him with facilities. Nadeem additionally missed India’s Neeraj Chopra, who was not a part of the competition because of an injury.

Neeraj Chopra additionally congratulated Arshad Nadeem for his historic win at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The gold delivered in record-smashing vogue, a 56-year honor drought in track and field for Pakistan at the Commonwealth Games concluded, Nadeem sank to his knees and prostrated.

Achieving that distance in his fifth throw, he came on top in the field that enclosed world champion, Anderson Peters, former Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott and former Commonwealth and world champion Julius Yego.

That brought Pakistan’s 1st athletics honor at the Games since 1966 and a primary javelin gold for the country since Mahomet Nawaz finished top of the podium at the inaugural edition of the quadrennial multi-sport spectacle back in the year 1954.

Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem
Pakistan’s javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem created a history

During the primary round of the javelin throw final, Nadeem created a record through an 86.81-meter throw. A foul on his second try did not matter as Nadeem improved his personal best once more with a throw of precisely 88m.

Soon Nadeem started receiving congratulations from all the quarters once his historic best win and commenced trending top on Twitter in Pakistan.

President Dr. Arif Alvi led the tributes paid to the contestant for his historic win. President Dr. Arif Alvi wrote that congratulations to Arshad Nadeem on creating history in the Javelin throw and winning Gold Medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Pakistani nation is happy with you.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif additionally paid tribute to the contestant. Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif wrote that what a piece of tremendous news to get early this morning! Arshad Nadeem has made Pakistan proud by winning the primary Gold medal in Commonwealth Games.

He additionally wrote that his consistency, passion & exertions hold lessons for our youth, Congratulations Arshad on your sensible accomplishment.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa congratulated Arshad Nadeem for making history together with his exceptional performance in Commonwealth Games setting the newest record. Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa wrote that Arshad Nadeem is the pride of the state and our national hero.

The former prime minister and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan additionally congratulated Arshad Nadeem for his big win at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam saluted Arshad Nadeem for his great effort. Pakistan’s cricket team captain Babar Azam was one amongst his several supporters and wrote on his Twitter handler that his body could be injured however his courageousness was bigger than the Himalaya. He commended Nadeem’s hard work and said he made Pakistan and his nation proud.

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former information minister Fawad Chaudhry additionally took to Twitter to congratulate Nadeem.