‘Pray for me to win Olympics medal’ Javelin Thrower Arshad Nadeem


LAHORE: Pakistani Javelin Thrower Arshad Nadeem is confident with his preparations and eyes a medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

Speaking to reporters via an online link, Nadeem said he got enough time to prepare for his competition on August 4. “My preparations are in full swing and I am getting enough time here with international athletes. I am confident to win a medal here and fulfill the expectations of Pakistanis for a medal, pray for me,” he said.

His coach Fayyaz Bukhari sees different Nadeem this time around as the athlete got immense time to train with international athletes. “His throw practice is going well and I hope he can maximize his throw. I haven’t seen him the way he looks right now after training here. Prayers are needed and he will try his best to win the medal,” he concluded.

It must be noted here that Nadeem will participate in the Javelin Throw Group stage at 5:05 am/6:35 am (PST) on August 4. If he qualifies, then the final is on August 7.

Pakistan haven’t bagged any medal yet in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020. Weightlifter Talha Talib was the prominent performer from Pakistan so far as he narrowly missed a Bronze, finishing at fifth with 320kg. The Bronze was bagged at 322Kg.

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