QUETTA: Olympian Arshad Nadeem has received a Gold medal within the javelin throw occasion of the continued thirty fourth Nationwide Video games at Ayub Stadium right now.
Arshad got here first throughout the event with the longest throw of 78.02m throughout his third try.
No different javelin thrower might cross his greatest distance, permitting Arshad — who’s representing Water and Energy Growth Authority (Wapda) — to take house the Gold medal.
Furthermore, Yasir Sultan registered the second-best distance of 77.50m to bag the silver medal. Military’s Amad managed to win the bronze medal after he threw third greatest throw of 73.18m.
Chatting with Geo Information after bagging Gold, Arshad stated he educated exhausting to get the primary place.
“I got here right here to win nothing lower than a Gold medal. I educated exhausting after present process shoulder harm,” he stated.
“This Gold medal has given me immense confidence after recovering from a shoulder harm. It was my first occasion after surgical procedure,” he added.
Nevertheless, the Olympian just isn’t new to recovering from accidents.
He had suffered a knee harm in a world occasion in Iran in early 2021 by which he managed his private greatest throw of 86.38 at the moment. He carried that harm and completed fifth each within the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and World Championship within the US.
Final 12 months, he achieved a brand new milestone by pulling off his greatest throw of 90.18m in Birmingham to win gold within the Commonwealth Video games. He then additionally received gold within the Islamic Video games in Turkey after just a few days.
Arshad now goals to compete strongly within the upcoming World Championship, Asian Video games and Paris Olympics 2024.
“I’m going to Germany for coaching subsequent month,” he shared. “My full focus is on Paris Olympics 2024. In the meantime, I’ll take part in World Championship and Asian Video games. My focus is to win medals there too,” he concluded.