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Pakistani javelin thrower bags silver medal in Asian Throwing Championship

Pakistan Athletics Federation congratulates Yasir, who will return to the country on Tuesday

By Web Desk
June 16, 2024
Pakistani javelin thrower Yasir Ali. —Facebook/@yasirsultanmayo/File
Pakistani javelin thrower Yasir Ali. —Facebook/@yasirsultanmayo/File

Young Pakistani javelin thrower Yasir Ali has secured silver medal in the 2nd Asian Throwing Championship 2024 held in South Korea on Saturday.

The event was participated by 19 athletes from different Asian countries.

Yasir finished as runner-up with 78.10 meters throw, while the first spot was won by Sri Lankan athlete Ramesh Tharanga, who threw at a distance of 85.45 meters. Tharanga bagged gold medal for his achievement in the championship.

The Pakistan Athletics Federation congratulated Yasir on winning the silver medal. The young sportsman will return to the country on Tuesday.

In a Facebook post, Yasir thanked Allah Almighty, his family, coach Fiaz Bukhari and his well-wishers.

“Alhamdulillah, silver medal in 2nd Asian Throwing Championship Mokpo Korea 2024 with my seasonal best 78.10m in this tough headwind,” he wrote.

Yasir is the second Pakistan javelin thrower who has brought laurel to the country at an international level with the first one being Arshad Nadeem.

Nadeem made history on August 28, 2023, by becoming the first Pakistani to win the first-ever medal for his country at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary, with his best 87.82-metre throw.

The star javelin thrower won silver medal in the 2023 championship. Over this achievement Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had announced a cash prize of Rs2.5 million for him on March 19.