Srinagar: Pakistan star Javelin throw athlete Arshad Nadeem has shattered number of records on his way to bag historic Javelin gold medal for Pakistan in the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham on Sunday.
Nadeem has became the first South Asian to breach the 90m-mark in men’s javelin throw.
Arshad Nadeem gave the Pakistan their first javelin gold with a Games record mark of 90.18 metres.
The Pakistan star, who is an arch-rival of India’s golden boy Neeraj Chopra, managed to beat him to become the first to the 90m mark from the subcontinent. Neeraj did not take part in the Commonwealth Games 2022 due to an injury which he sustained at the World Athletics Championships last month where he won the silver medal.
Nadeem finished ahead of reigning world champion Anderson Peters of Grenada, who finished second with a throw of 88.64m to settle for the silver medal. Kenya’s Julius Yego won the bronze medal with a throw of 85.70m – his best effort so far this season. Meanwhile, India’s DP Manu grabbed the 5th spot in the absence of Neeraj with a throw of 82.28m.
It is Pakistan’s first Commonwealth gold medal in track and field in 60 years and only second gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games so far.
Anderson Peters – who beat Neeraj Chopra at the World athletic championship finished second with 88.64 .