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Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem finishes fifth at World Athletics Championship

India’s Neeraj Chopra gets the silver medal with a throw of 88.13m.Arshad Nadeem of Team Pakistan competes in the Men’s Javelin Throw Final on day nine of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 23, 2022. Photo: AFP  With a throw of 86.16 metres, his season best, Pakistan’s star athlete Arshad Nadeem secured the fifth position in the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States.

The country’s star javelin thrower reached the final on Friday by throwing at a distance of 81.71m during his group B qualifying round to finish ninth overall.In the final, Nadeem threw at a distance of 86.16m, his season best, despite not being fully fit.Meanwhile, India’s Neeraj Chopra got the silver medal with a throw of 88.13m.

Participation in the World Athletics Championship was Arshad’s first major international event since Tokyo Olympics. He is the first Pakistani to have qualified for the World Athletics Championships.Neeraj, meanwhile, played three events  in June this year.The 25-year-old Pakistani javelin thrower rose to prominence last year when he qualified for the final of the Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first Pakistani athlete to compete in the final of any track and field event in Olympic history.