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Sports

December 7, 2019

Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem breaks Indian athlete's SAG record, seals Olympic qualification

Sports

Sat, Dec 07, 2019
The 86.29m throw sees Nadeem qualify for the Olympics. Photo: Geo News 

Pakistan’s javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem on Saturday qualified for the Tokyo Olympics following a throw of 86.29m in the ongoing South Asian Games (SAG) in Kathmandu.

Arshad, a bronze medalist at the 2018 Asian Games, also won the gold medal  with his longest-ever throw.

The 22-year-old's throw of 86.29m was not only Pakistan's best but it surpassed previous records of the SAG, which was previously held by India's Neeraj Chopra of 82.23m in 2016. 

The record-breaking throw has also ensured his qualification in Tokyo Olympics as he met the minimum entry standard of 85m throw for the men’s competition.

The javelin-thrower said that he was delighted to achieve the milestone.

"I’m very excited that my hard work has finally paid off. I have made the longest-ever throw by a Pakistani and I’m very hopeful of winning a medal In Tokyo Olympics," he said.

"I’m thankful to Athletics Federation of Pakistan who provided and arranged training for me," Arshad said.