Arshad Nadeem finishes fourth in Paris Diamond League

This was Arshad's first major event since August 2023

July 07, 2024
Arshad Nadeem during Paris Diamond League. - Author

KARACHI: Pakistan’s premier javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem returned to the field after a year, finishing fourth in the Paris Diamond League.

Although he did not win a medal, he regained his form and rhythm before the Paris Olympics.

In his first attempt, Arshad threw 74.11 meters and gradually improved his throws. On his second attempt, he threw 80.28 meters, and on his third attempt, he achieved a throw of 82.71 meters, placing him in the top three.

In his fourth attempt, he threw 82.17 meters, but Jacob Vadlejch surpassed him with an 85-meter throw in the same round. In the fifth round, Arshad needed a significant throw to make it to the top three, but his throw of 84.21 meters was not enough, leaving him in fourth position.

This was Arshad's first major event since August 2023. Having recently made a comeback after surgery, he is a key hope for Pakistan to win a medal at the Paris Olympics this month.

Remember, after claiming the silver medal in the World Championship in Hungary last year, Arshad had to miss a few events also including the Hangzhou Asian Games due to knee injury. He struggled all the way for achieving fitness and eventually underwent surgery in England which helped him recover.

After featuring in the Diamond League, Arshad will return home on July 8 and will undergo a few days training at Lahore before flying back to Paris on July 24 to take part in the Olympics. Arshad will get around 12 days to acclimatise before his August 6 meet in Olympics. Arshad’s personal best throw is 90.18m which he managed at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. He finished fifth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Faizan Lakhani is Deputy Editor (Sports) at Geo News.

Comments

    farasat baig commented a week ago

    Arshad Nadeem can write his name in the history books by fighting honestly۔ He should not be influanced by Indian Nirij kumar۔

      Farhan commented a week ago

      Bro , kb tk nafrataalin phalaty raho gy, Indian are not our enemy

    Aadil Sattar commented a week ago

    Brilliant Sportsman. Hardworking, dedication.Inshallah he will win Gold Madel. We as a nation praying for his success.