Arshad Nadeem: First South Asian athlete to ever break the legendary 90-meter mark.
On his way to winning the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday night, Pakistani javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem established a new record for the competition and made history by being the first South Asian athlete to ever break the legendary 90-meter mark.
Arshad won Pakistan’s first-ever gold medal in Javelin Throw at the Commonwealth Games with a throw of 90.18 meters on his fifth attempt, beating off the likes of Julius Yego, Anderson Peters, and Keshorn Walcott in the process.
This was Pakistan’s first-ever gold medal in Javelin Throw at the CWG. India’s Neeraj Chopra was not there whose personal best throw is 89 meters. But that doesn’t matter as Nadeem not only beats the world champion Anderson Peters but also breaks Neeraj Chopra’s personal best record.
Nabeel Hashmi’s Tweet
Arshad Nadeem’s record-breaking and historic throw of 90.18 meters in the javelin, which made him the first-ever South Asian athlete to surpass the 90-meter barrier in the event,
Even Anderson Peters was astounded by Nadeem’s monumental effort, despite the fact that he was suffering from discomfort in his elbow.
Gold loading In Sha Allah
Nadeem’s All Throws in Final
During the course of the competition, Nadeem was able to improve upon his previous best three times. Before this, his previous personal best was 86.38 meters.
In his first effort, he threw 86.81 meters; in his third attempt, he threw 88 meters. While in his fourth attempt, he shattered the ceiling with a throw of 90 meters or more, earning him the gold medal among the top competitors.
The two Indian competitors, DP Manu (82.28m) and Rohit Yadav (82.22m) did not place in the top three.
After Chao-Tsun of Chinese Taipei, Nadeem became the second Asian to go above the 90-meter mark (91.36m).
In the recent past, he is the fourth javelin thrower to surpass the 90-meter mark, following in the footsteps of Johannes Vetter, Anderson Peters, and Jakub Vadlejch.
Babar Azam Tweet
Pakistan’s national cricket team captain Babar Azam also praises Arshad Nadeem’s effort and he wrote on his Twitter account:
Jism toota howa tha per himmat Himalaya se bhi buland thi.
Salute to you my brother #ArshadNadeem for bringing another gold for Pakistan in #CommonwealthGames2022.
You made the nation proud. 🌟🏆🙌#PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/sJ0jQGOqnY
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) August 7, 2022
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