Arshad Nadeem To Be Sent for International Training Ahead of Paris Olympics
If Arshad Nadeem successfully regains his optimal fitness, the Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) chairperson, Major General (retired) Mohammad Akram Sahi, has announced plans to send him abroad for training.
Despite winning a Silver medal in the 2023 World Athletics Championship in Hungary, Nadeem faced setbacks due to a right knee injury that prevented his participation in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou last year.
The knee issue arose during the 34th National Games in Quetta in May, leading to a period of rehabilitation. Unfortunately, this condition resulted in Nadeem missing the Asian Championship in Bangkok.
He successfully recovered and reached peak fitness for the Hungary event, where he earned Pakistan’s highest prize.
Despite recently overcoming dengue, Nadeem’s coach, Salman Butt, expressed determination to ensure his fitness for the upcoming Paris Olympics. Sources indicate that plans are underway to send Nadeem abroad for training and potential participation in international events leading up to the 2024 Olympics.
Efforts are being made to address Nadeem’s fitness concerns, with test reports shared with Dr. Bajwa based in England. If necessary, arrangements may be made for Arshad Nadeem to receive treatment in England. While Nadeem secured the 5th position in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, expectations for improvement are high in upcoming competitions.