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Pakistani athletes Arshad Nadeem, Najma Parveen off to Tokyo for Olympics 2020

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Pakistani athletes Arshad Nadeem, Najma Parveen off to Tokyo for Olympics 2020

Pakistani sprinter Najma Parveen and javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem are off to Tokyo to take part within the Olympics. 

Nadeem educated on the day of Eid earlier than his departure. He mentioned that Pakistan has to win a medal in javelin throw. He mentioned he’s absolutely ready and now wants the prayers of the nation.

This would be the second time on the trot when Pakistan’s skilled athlete Parveen will function within the Olympics on a wild card. She is going to seem within the 200 metre race within the Tokyo Video games on August 2 on the Olympic Stadium.

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The Military’s athlete has been phenomenal in her method and has been profitable nationwide titles since 2010 in a variety of occasions, an enormous achievement from the Faisalabad runner.

After having featured within the 2016 Rio Olympics on the idea of untamed card, Najma’s success graph began rising. She set data within the 2019 Nationwide Video games in Peshawar and carried the shape into the thirteenth South Asian Video games in Nepal in December 2019 the place she snared a 400m hurdles gold, two silver medals and a bronze.

In the meantime, Nadeem has the world’s sixth-best javelin throw of the 12 months — a private greatest 86.38 metres achieved in April in Iran, the place he was compelled to journey with a purpose to search top-flight competitors.

The strapping 24-year-old, who ditched cricket for athletics as an adolescent, will face more durable opponents in Tokyo, however he mentioned he will not be fazed.

“I don’t look at any of the other javelin throwers… I don’t focus on them,” he had mentioned final month after a coaching session in Lahore.

“I focus on myself and how I throw and I try my best — and that is how God honours me.”

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Nadeem already has a style for gold, having stood atop the rostrum ultimately 12 months’s South Asian Video games in Nepal. He took bronze on the 2018 Commonwealth Video games behind gold-winner Neeraj Chopra of India, the farmer’s son who has thrown the third-longest distance this 12 months.

Since its first Olympics in London in 1948, Pakistan have received three gold, three silver and two bronze medals in area hockey.

The bronzes received by wrestler Mohammad Bashir in Rome in 1960 and boxer Hussain Shah in Seoul in 1988 are Pakistan’s solely particular person Olympic medals.

The world’s largest sports activities pageant – the Olympics – is beginning in Japan from Friday after a delay of 1 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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