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.