The Pakistani athlete Arshad Nadeem qualified for the final of the javelin throw competition in Tokyo on Wednesday. It is the first time any Pakistani athlete has qualified for the final of any track and field event. Moreover, Arshad competed in group B, where he had to throw at least 83.5m to qualify for the final.
The six athletes who qualified for the finals were selected based on their farthest throw, and Arshad Nadeem was one of them. The 24-year-old Pakistani athlete reached the 78.5m mark in his first attempt. However, on his second attempt, Arshad threw 85.16m, placing him first in group B as well. The throw was the third-best in the competition after India’s Neeraj Chopra (86.65m) and Germany’s Johannes Vetter (85.64m).