TOKYO: Pakistan’s Javelin Thrower Arshad Nadeem apologized to Pakistanis for not making it to the medals list in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Taking to Twitter after finishing fifth in the Javelin Throw event of the Olympic Games 2020, Arshad expressed sorry for not meeting the expectations.
“Sorry for not meeting Pakistanis’ expectations. Congratulations to Neeraj Chopra for winning the competition,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Arshad thanked his parents and the entire nation for their support and assured them to come up strongly next time.
“Thanks to my parents and all Pakistanis for all the Duas which took me at this stage. I will try to come up strongly in next Olympics,” he penned.
Arshad’s best throw out of six in the final covered the distance of 84.62m. India’s Neeraj bagged the Gold with the best throw of the final covering the distance of 87.58m. Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch bagged silver with the second-best throw of 86.67m followed by his compatriot Vítězslav Veselý, winning Bronze with a throw of 85.44m.
In the qualifying round, Arshad threw his best, covering the distance of 85.16m. But, in the final, he missed three throws out of six. Remember, he was the first-ever Pakistani athlete to qualify in the final of any event of the Olympics.