Pakistani javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem won gold at the ongoing 2019 South Asian Games in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Arshad Nadeem on Saturday has been qualified for the Tokyo Olympics following a throw of 86.29m at the ongoing 2019 South Asian Games (SAG).
According to his achievements he won the coveted gold medal for Pakistan.
What is javelin?
A javelin is a light spear designed primarily to be thrown, historically as a ranged weapon, but today predominantly for sport. The javelin is almost always thrown by hand, unlike the bow and arrow and slingshot, which shoot projectiles from a mechanism. However, devices do exist to assist the javelin thrower in achieving greater distance, generally called spear-throwers.
A warrior or soldier armed primarily with one or more javelins is a javelineer.
The word javelin comes from Middle English and it derives from Old French javelin, a diminutive of javelot, which meant spear. The word javelot probably originated from one of the Celtic languages.
He becomes the first Pakistani to qualify directly to the games.
Athletics Federation of India in a tweet congratulated Arshad Nadeem for winning gold at the ongoing 2019 South Asian Games.
With the throw, he also improved Pakistan’s national record in javelin throw event.
“It is a great honor to qualify for the Olympics, for me and also for Pakistan,” said Nadeem.
He also said, “I’m thankful to Athletics Federation of Pakistan who provided and arranged training for me.”