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ATHLETICS - Int News 25 Aug, 2023

Pakistan’s star javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem seals spot in Paris Olympics
Budapest, (Hungary): Pakistan’s star javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem has qualified for the Paris Olympics 2024 with a massive throw of 86.79 meters in his third attempt in the qualifying rounds of World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest on Friday.The feat also took him to the final of the javelin throw competition at the World Championships, to be held on Sunday. The 26-year-old, who is the Commonwealth Games gold medalist, finished at the top in Group B. Overall he ended second after India’s Neeraj Chopra, who launched his campaign with a monstrous 88.77m throw in Group A. The qualifying mark for the 2024 Paris Olympics was 85.50 meters. The qualifying window commenced on July 1. Arshad’s first attempt was not impressive as he began with a throw, measuring 70.63m. However, he was quite impressive with an 81.53m throw in his second effort.Nadeem shot to stardom when he finished fifth in the Tokyo Olympics. Last year, he ended fifth in the World Championship. But soon afterwards, he creathe history, when in the Commonwealth Games by claiming the gold medal with a huge throw of 90.18 meters at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham (United Kingdom) that feat also saw him becoming the first South Asian to cross the 90 meters mark. (APP)