Lahore: The Punjab Olympic Association (POA) has announced PKR1million and a sports scholarship for olympian Arshad Nadeem after he impressed the nation at Tokyo Olympics’ Javelin Throw final event.
Arshad finished fifth in the final with a best throw of 84.62m. In view of his performance and dedication, President POA Muhammad Amir Jan announced a cash prize and a sports scholarship for the athlete.
Amir termed Arshad as the ray of hope for young players and calling it a great achievement. Remember, he is the first Pakistani athlete in history to qualify for the final of any event at the Olympics.
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.