Despite carrying an elbow injury and without a coach, Arshad stepped up and bagged a gold medal
Pakistan javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem on Sunday ended Pakistan's 56-year medal drought in Commonwealth Games by claiming the gold medal in Birmingham.
Despite carrying an elbow injury and without a coach, he stepped up and created history with his resilience and brilliance.
He won the javelin throw final at the Alexander Stadium with a 90.18-metre throw and became the first South Asian to cross the 90-metre barrier.
The 25-year-old surpassed world champion Anderson Peters, former Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott and former Commonwealth, as well as, world champion Julius Yego. It is Pakistan's first athletics gold medal since 1966 and its first javelin gold.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricketer fraternity applauded Nadeem's incredible feat and took to Twitter to express admiration for the special talent.
Jism toota howa tha per himmat Himalaya se bhi buland thi.— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) August 7, 2022
Salute to you my brother #ArshadNadeem for bringing another gold for Pakistan in #CommonwealthGames2022.
You made the nation proud. 🌟🏆🙌#PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/sJ0jQGOqnY
Ek hi dil hai kitni baar jeeto gai Arshad. Pakistan ki shaan. May u win many more medals for Pakistan and may u get all the respect and facilities u deserve. InshAllah Olympics ka medal bhi aye ga. #ArshadNadeem #CommonwealthGames2022 pic.twitter.com/Z750eczDca— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) August 7, 2022
Are you also waiting for the National Anthem of Pakistan? Sab se ooncha ye jhanda hamara rahe.— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) August 7, 2022
So proud of you Arshad Nadeem. You did it for Pakistan. 🇵🇰 🏅 pic.twitter.com/TGc2SATg1m
Well done Champion Arshad Nadeem for breaking his own record and highest in South Asia in javelin throw. You made us all proud by winning the gold 🏅for Pakistan.— Haris Rauf (@HarisRauf14) August 8, 2022
Keep rise and shine Fakhr e Pakistan 🇵🇰.
All hail King #ArshadNadeem pic.twitter.com/1Db8PDkftD