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Arshad Nadeem, a gold winner at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022 and an Olympian javelin thrower from Pakistan, received the most attention for his historic performance.

Arshad said in a video message that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had given him a scholarship to help with his training for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

“I am honored for being awarded a scholarship by International Olympic Committee which will help me prepare for Paris Olympics 2024,”  

Arshad disclosed.

In his most memorable endeavor in the last, Arshad figured out how to toss at 86.81, which was his vocation’s best toss and another public record for Pakistan until his fifth toss at the occasion. Beforehand, Arshad had a vocation best toss of 86.38, which he pulled off during the Imam Reza Cup held in Mashhad Iran, in 2021.

About Arshad Nadeem

Arshad Nadeem born on January 2, 1997 is a Pakistani athlete specializing in javelin throw. He represents WAPDA in domestic competition. In Dec 2019, he established a new South Asian Games record in javelin throw with a distance of 86.29 m, thus securing direct qualification for the 2020 Summer Olympics. This made him the country’s only track and field athlete to qualify directly for the Olympics and the first Pakistani to qualify for the final of any track and field event at the Olympic Games. In 2022, he also became the first ever Pakistani to qualify for the final of any event at the World Athletics Championships.


He started competing in javelin throw events from 2015. In 2016, he received a scholarship from World Athletics which made him eligible to train at the IAAF High Performance Training Centre in Mauritius.

In May 2017, Nadeem won a bronze medal with a best throw of 76.33 metres at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku. In April 2018, he set a new personal best of 80.45 metres in the qualification round of the javelin throw event at the Commonwealth Games held in Gold Coast, Australia. In August 2018, he won a bronze medal at the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he set a new personal best and national record of 80.75m. He also sustained a back injury following the end of 2018 Commonwealth Games.

As the only Pakistani athlete at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Nadeem achieved a new personal best and national record of 81.52m. In November 2019, Nadeem set a national record when he recorded an 83.65 metre throw to win gold for WAPDA at the 33rd National Games in Peshawar. In December 2019, he won a gold medal with an 86.29 metre games record throw at the 13th South Asian Games in Nepal.

He made his debut appearance at the Olympics representing Pakistan at the 2020 Summer Olympics and became the first Pakistani track and field athlete to receive direct qualification for the Olympics.  His father stated that Arshad was not provided even a good training ground facility prior to competing at the Olympics. Arshad underwent training in his own house’s courtyards and streets and believed to have not received any financial assistance from Government of Pakistan after being qualified to participate at the Tokyo Olympics.

On 4 August 2021, he qualified for the men’s javelin throw event final of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  He became the first ever Pakistani to qualify for the final of any track and field events in the history of Olympics. He finished fifth in the men’s javelin throw event with a throw of 84.62 m.

During July 2022, Arshad Nadeem participated in the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA, as the sole representative from Pakistan. He secured 5th position with a throw of 86.16m, despite carrying an elbow injury. This was also his season’s best throw.

On August 7 2022, he won gold medal for Pakistan at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Despite his injury, he made a games record with his throw of 90.18m in his fifth attempt, surpassing World Champions Anderson Peters’ attempt of 88.64 in the competition. meanwhile also becoming the first South Asian to breach the 90m mark.

Arshad Nadeem’s Records

Year Performance Place Date
2015 70.46 metres Islamabad, Pakistan 3 April
2016 78.33 metres Guwahati, India 10 February
2017 78 metres Bhubaneswar, India 9 July
2018 80.75 metres Jakarta, Indonesia 27 August
2019 86.29 metres (GR) Kathmandu, Nepal 7 December
2021 86.38 metres Mashhad, Iran 12 April
2022 90.18 metres (GR) Birmingham, England 7 August

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