Arshad Nadeem to receive heroic welcome in Lahore


Lahore: Olympian Arshad Nadeem will receive a warm welcome as he is scheduled to return to Lahore after his brilliant performance in the final of the Javelin Throw event at the Tokyo Olympics.

According to details, Arshad Nadeem will arrive at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport around 1:30 am. He is currently in Doha with his coach Fayyaz Bukhari.

The 24-year-old will be given a heroic welcome at the airport by the Punjab Minister for Youth and Sports Rai Taimoor Bhatti, president of the Athletics Federation, coaches and athletes who will all gather at the airport.

Remember, Arshad finished fifth in Tokyo Olympics 2020 after he became the first Pakistani athlete in history to qualify for the final of any event at the Olympics.

Arshad’s best throw out of six covered the distance of 84.62m. India’s Neeraj Chopra bagged the Gold with the best throw of the event 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 qualifying round, Arshad threw his best, covering the distance of 85.16m. But, in the final he missed three throws out of six.

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