KARACHI: Pakistan’s ace athlete Arshad Naeem has certified for the ultimate of the lads’s Javelin Throw occasion within the World Athletics Championship being performed in Oregon, USA, together with 12 others together with India’s Neeraj Chopra.
Arshad threw at 81.71m throughout his group B qualifying spherical to complete general ninth and make sure his place within the closing which is scheduled to be performed on Saturday.
The 25-year-old Pakistani javelin thrower was positioned in group B and was 2nd in sequence to throw the javelin. Within the first try, he might throw at a distance of 76.15m whereas 2nd throw reached at a distance of 74.38m.
Nevertheless, his finest got here in his third try during which he achieved the 81.71m mark — sufficient to maintain him among the many high 12 to qualify for the ultimate.
This was additionally his season’s finest throw.
Arshad will likely be joined by Germany’s Anderson Peters, India’s Neeraj Chopra, Germany’s Julian Weber, Czech Republic’s Jakub Vedlejch, Egypt’s Ehab Abdelrehman, Finland’s Oliver Helander, Japan’s Roderick Genki Dean, USA’s Curtis Thompson, Maldives’ Andrian Maldare, India’s Rohit Yadav and Finland’s Lassi Etelatalo.
Arshad got here into the limelight final 12 months when he certified for the ultimate in Tokyo Olympics, changing into the first-ever Pakistani athlete to play the ultimate of any monitor and discipline occasion within the historical past of the Olympics.