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Arshad wins Silver in World Athletics Championship

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BUDAPEST: Arshad Nadeem wins silver medal for Pakistan at World Athletics Championship Pakistan’s javelin ace Arshad Nadeem has won a silver medal in the Javelin Throw competition of the World Athletics Championship in Hungary’s capital Budapest.

Nadeem made his best throw of 87.82m in his third attempt and secured the medal.

India’s Neeraj Chopra clinched the gold medal with his best throw of 88.17m.

Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic won bronze medal with an 86.67m throw.

Arshad started off with a 74.80m throw, while India’s Neeraj Chopra began with a foul but the Pakistani javelin ace came back in the race with an excellent 82.81m throw in his second attempt.

However, it was Arshad’s third attempt which was the biggest breakthrough as it went 87.82 m to secure the second spot on the points table.

Arshad and Neeraj will be next seen in action during the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Arshad created history as this was Pakistan’s first-ever medal at the World Athletics Championship.

President Dr. Arif Alvi has felicitated Arshad Nadeem on winning silver medal in Javelin throw at World Athletics Championship.

In a tweet Monday (28th of August, 2023), he said Arshad Nadeem is the first Pakistani to win a medal at this event.

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar ul Haq Kakar has expressed his delight over Arshad Nadeem’s achievement of winning a silver medal in the World Athletics Championship.

In a tweet on Monday, he said that Arshad Nadeem’s excellent sportsmanship has brought happiness and pride to the entire nation.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.