LAHORE: Pakistan’s top javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem will compete in the men’s javelin throw final in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday (today) to win the nation’s first World Athletics Championship medal.
The 12-javelin thrower final will begin at 11:15pm PST and appears to be a gold medal match between Olympic champion India’s Neeraj Chopra and Nadeem.
Both players qualified for Paris 2024 with strong throws on Friday.
After a year of injury, Arshad made a surprising comeback in the international circuit on Friday by throwing 86.79 metres, his third-best throw, to finish first in Group B in the qualification stage.
In his first try to win Group A, Neeraj threw 88.77 metres.
Arshad feels confident for the finale.
“InshaAllah I will do my best,” Arshad told The News.
“I am fit, thank God,” Arshad replied when asked if he had any fitness issues after certification.
In addition to India-Pakistan, Oliver Helander of Finland, Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic, Ihab Abdel Rahman of Egypt, Edis Matusevicious of Lithuania, Julian Weber of Germany, and Timothy Herman of Belgium can change things in the final. With personal bests of 89 metres, they have great records.
Moreover, This correspondent understands that England-based Dr. Ali Sher Bajwa is with Arshad. Certainly, He is working hard to keep him fit for the big event. Son of former national shot putter Tufail Bajwa.
Moreover, On Saturday, AFP president Major General (retd) Mohammad Akram Sahi hoped Arshad would do his best in the final.
“His return to international competition after a year was great. I expect him to throw his best in the final tomorrow,” Sahi told from Budapest.