Pakistani javelin thrower wins gold medal at South Asian Games 2019
“It is a great honour to qualify for the Olympics, for me and also for Pakistan,” said Nadeem in a video message. He was also congratulated by the Athletics Federation of India.
Congratulations to Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem for winning a gold medal in javelin throw and qualifying for Olympics 2020. #Javelin #Pakistanspride #SAG2019 #Pakistan #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/RA3Ml78X6o— Dr. Fehmida Mirza (@DrFMirza) December 7, 2019
Second position was bagged by India’s Shivpal Singh who threw a distance of 84.43 metres.
Congrats #ArshadNadeem, javelin star of #Pakistan for winning gold at #SAGames2019 with a throw of 86.48m (PB & New Pakistani record) Qualified for #Tokyo2020 Olympics, first Pakistani athlete in decades to earn direct qualification. Photo- @Neeraj_chopra1 & Arshad at 2018AG pic.twitter.com/tHzB9McY94— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) December 7, 2019