Pakistan cricketers express best wishes for 'javelin hero' Arshad Nadeem

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Arshad Nadeem performed up to expectations to keep Pakistans medal hopes alive at Tokyo Olympics

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Pakistan’s national cricketers have expressed their best wishes for "javelin hero" Arshad Nadeem, who made it to the finals by a stunning throw of 85.16m that saw him on the top of the Group B contest.

Arshad Nadeem performed up to the expectations to keep Pakistan’s medal hopes alive at Tokyo Olympics.

The world number 23, who is Pakistan’s first-ever track and field athlete to compete at the quadrennial coveted event sent the spear well past the qualifying mark of 83.50m in his second attempt. In his first attempt, he threw it for 78.50m.

Arshad was placed alongside world number three Chao-Tsun Cheng of Chinese Taipei and world number five Anderson Peters, who remained unable to make it to the medal stage as they finished at 15th and sixth positions respectively in the Group stage.

The national cricketers gave their encouragement and support to their fellow national athletes who would be vying for glory in nine different events.