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Arshad Nadeem Aims for Victory at the Paris Olympics

Pakistan’s leading javelin thrower, Arshad Nadeem, is casting his gaze toward the Paris Olympics, eagerly anticipating his participation in the prestigious global event set for 2024.

Despite his ongoing injury, Nadeem exudes confidence in his recovery, expressing optimism, “Yes, the injury is there, and its treatment is also in progress. I hope that by the middle of next month, I will be able to achieve top fitness, and In Sha Allah, the nation will see me in the Paris Olympics.”

In a conversation with a local news outlet, the javelin prodigy articulated, “I will get five to six months, which will be enough to prepare vigorously for the Olympic Games. It’s my primary target as I fell short of reaching the victory podium in the Tokyo Olympics.

I am taking care because I want the injury to heal completely so that I do not face any problems during the Olympics. But there is no issue. I can play even despite the injury. I also competed with an injury in the World Championships in Hungary, where I won a silver medal.”

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Arshad encountered the injury during the 34th National Games in Quetta in May 2023. Following rehabilitation, he participated in the World Athletics Championship, securing a silver medal. His javelin throw of over 85 meters automatically qualified him for the 2024 Paris Olympics during the Budapest event.

The towering athlete has commenced training in his hometown of Mian Channu. “For the last two days, I have been training here in Mian Channu. I run and have also kept equipment at my home for weight training.”

Upon departing for Lahore on Monday, January 8, 2024, Nadeem plans to intensify his training and rehabilitation at the Punjab Stadium.

“I am coming to Lahore on Monday and will start full-fledged rehab and training there, In Sha Allah. I also plan to feature in an international event before the Olympics,” Arshad stated.

Under the guidance of coach Salman Butt, Nadeem holds the distinction of being the sole Asian javelin thrower to surpass the 90-meter mark.

The Javelin event at the Paris Olympics is scheduled to take place at Stade de France, the home ground of the French football team. The qualifying round is slated for August 6, while the final will unfold on August 8.