Pakistan’s javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem created history by becoming the second Pakistani to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022.
The 25 year old achieved the feat with a career best 90.18 meter throw in the javelin final, edging out Anderson Peters of Grenada who remained runner up.
Setting a new national and Commonwealth Games record, Arshad managed to throw at 86.81 in the first attempt and ended up in fine fashion with a historic 90.15 meter throw. Interestingly, the Pakistani athlete outclassed India's Neeraj Chopra's Tokyo Olympic throw.
Earlier, the Pakistani athlete performed prominently in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and the World Athletics Championship 2022, finishing fifth in both events.
As the young achiever made history, the government of Pakistan’s official Twitter account cheered for him. Congratulations Arshad Nadeem on making history in Javelin's throw and winning Gold Medal in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the tweet reads.