CWG 22: Cricketers congratulate as javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem creates history

Despite carrying an elbow injury and without a coach, Arshad stepped up and bagged a gold medal

CWG 22: Cricketers congratulate as javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem creates history PHOTO: AFP

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. 



Shabash Arshad Nadeem shabash! πŸ‘

We are proud of your Commonwealth Games record throw of 90.18 metres to win a gold medal for your country πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°πŸ…#B2022

— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 7, 2022

Congratulations #ArshadNadeem & all Pakistan winning Gold in javelin throw by 90.18M πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ in #CommonwealthGames2022 Proud of u. Pakistan πŸ‡΅πŸ‡° Zindabad

— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) August 7, 2022

Jism toota howa tha per himmat Himalaya se bhi buland thi.

Salute to you my brother #ArshadNadeem for bringing another gold for Pakistan in #CommonwealthGames2022.

You made the nation proud. πŸŒŸπŸ†πŸ™Œ#PakistanZindabad

— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) August 7, 2022

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

— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) August 7, 2022

Himmate Mardaan,
Madade Khuda! πŸ†#ArshadNadeem - Mere bhai Tum ne tareekh raqam ker di. Another proud moment for Pakistan. #CommonwealthGames2022

— Muhammad Rizwan (@iMRizwanPak) August 7, 2022

Are you also waiting for the National Anthem of Pakistan? Sab se ooncha ye jhanda hamara rahe.

So proud of you Arshad Nadeem. You did it for Pakistan. πŸ‡΅πŸ‡° πŸ…

— Shaheen Shah Afridi (@iShaheenAfridi) August 7, 2022

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 πŸ…for Pakistan.
Keep rise and shine Fakhr e Pakistan πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°.
All hail King #ArshadNadeem

— Haris Rauf (@HarisRauf14) August 8, 2022

Proud of u champion πŸ‡΅πŸ‡°@arshadn0fficial #CommonwealthGames2022

— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) August 7, 2022