Arshad Nadeem bags gold medal after 60 years

Without any support from the sports federation and government, he excelled despite being injured and breaking his own records. The South Asian Athlete sharing the honor with the arch-rival Neeraj Chopra left the world shocked at the Commonwealth games.

Arshad NAdeem bags gold medal in Commonwealth games 2022.

Who would have known that an athlete would bring us a gold medal after 60 long years? The last time we had a gold medal was in 1962 when Olympian Ghulam Raziq won a gold medal in menโ€™s 120-yard hurdles in Perth, Australia. Most of us did not know that Javelin exists in Pakistan. Arshad Nadeem made us proud by bagging a gold medal after 60 years in the Commonwealth games. An emotional moment for the Pakistani moment where our athletes have rarely made an appearance.

25 years old, hailing from Mian Channu, he caught the mediaโ€™s attention last year 2021. Without any support from the sports federation and government, he excelled despite being injured and breaking his own records. The only South Asian Athlete sharing the honor with the arch-rival Neeraj Chopra left the world shocked at the Commonwealth games. He bagged the gold medal.

He became the first Pakistani athlete after 60 years to win a gold medal at Commonwealth Games to bag the gold medal after 60 years. His first round was a throw of 86.81 meters, the second round went invalid. The third round was 88 meters. The fourth round was 85.09 meters. He surprised the world in his last round by making a world record at 90.18 meters. He is the first South Asian to achieve this feat.

Commonwealth Games- Pakistanโ€™s Winners

He broke the record of Neeraj Chopra, who won the gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics with a throw of 87.58 m. Anderson Peters from Grenada bagged silver at 88.64 m, wherever Julius Yego of Kenya won bronze with a throw of 85.70 m.

Netizens, International Sports personalities, and media congratulated Arshad Nadeem on Twitter.

 

 

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