Pakistan’s last survivor at the Tokyo Olympics, Arshad Nadeem will take part in tomorrow’s javelin group stage. He is in Group B for the javelin and the event starts at 6:35 PST.
24 years old Arshad Nadeem is the first athlete in Pakistan to qualify directly for the Olympics with 86.29m throw. He grouped together with world number three Chao-Tsun Cheng and world number five Anderson Peters.
Arshad’s current world ranking is 23. His season record and his personal best is 86.38 meters. It is one of the top ten meters of the season. His medal throw in Iran this year put him in 7th place among the best throwers of the season.
In an interview, Arshad focused on hitting the 90 meters mark. It will be an achievement that can put him on the podium. At the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the German athlete won the gold medal with 90.30m. The Olympic record in the javelin throw is 90.58, set in 2008 by Andreas Thorkildsen from Norway.