Pakistan javelin-thrower Arshad flies to South Africa for training

KARACHI: Pakistan’s javelin-thrower Arshad Nadeem has flown to South Africa for training under the supervision of the World Athletics Coach, here on Thursday.

Ahead of his departure to South Africa for international level training, Arshad showed his gratitude towards the sports federation.

“I am thankful to the federation for arranging the international level training,” he said.

“President of the Federation Akram Sahi has done his best to provide an opportunity for me to train under the supervision of the world athletic coach,” Arshad added.

Furthermore, the star athlete Arshad expressed happiness and also thanked Pakistan Sports Board and Sports Board Punjab for providing the facilities in the camp.

“Pakistan Sports Board and Sports Board Punjab provided excellent facilities in the camp,” he said.

The star athlete also vows to fill the gaps left in his Olympics performance, while aiming to perform well in the upcoming world athletics and other events.

“After performing well in the Olympics, the goal is to perform well in world athletics and others,” he said.

“I will try to get a medal by filling the gap left in the Olympics,” he concluded.

It is pertinent to mention here that Arshad provided a glimmer of hope of a rare Olympic medal last year in June. In the Group-B stage of the Tokyo Olympics, the athlete topped the ranking chart, however, remained unlucky in the final stage.

The athlete could not deliver on the final stage and finished at the fifth position. India’s Neeraj Chopra won the Gold-medal.

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