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Pakistani javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem won gold at the ongoing 2019 South Asian Games

Kathmandu | 2019-12-7  Saturday

Pakistani javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem won gold at the ongoing 2019 South Asian Games in Kathmandu, Nepal. The feat also helped him bag a spot for Pakistan in 2020 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first Pakistani to qualify directly to the Games.

Nadeem scored a throw of 86.48 metres to win the coveted gold medal for Pakistan. With the throw, he also improved Pakistan’s national record in javelin throw event. “It is a great honour to qualify for the Olympics, for me and also for Pakistan,” said Nadeem.

In other sports, Pakistani shooters helped the country bag a bronze medal in the 10 metre air rifle mixed category.

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