Pakistan javelin thrower, Arshad Nadeem won a gold medal at the ongoing South Asian Games 2019 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Following his win, Nadeem has qualified for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Arshad Nadeem has made history as he becomes the first Pakistani track and field athlete to qualify directly for the Olympics.
Nadeem’s position at the Olympics was confirmed when he scored a throw of 86.48 meters, making a new event record distance. 85 meters is the qualification standard of the Olympics.
Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Dr Fehmida Mirza congratulated Nadeem on Twitter and called him Pakistan’s pride.
Nadeem expressed his happiness through a video message in which he has said,
“It is a great honor to qualify for the Olympics, for me and also for Pakistan.”
Athletic Federation of India also congratulated him.
“Congrats #ArshadNadeem, javelin star of #Pakistan for winning gold at #SAGames2019 with a throw of 86.48m (PB & New Pakistani record). Qualified for #Tokyo2020 Olympics, first Pakistani athlete in decades to earn direct qualification.”
Dialogue Pakistan congratulates Arshad Nadeem for making Pakistan proud.