Arshad’s bronze gives Pakistan third medal at Asiad

Arshad’s bronze gives Pakistan third medal at Asiad

JAKARTA: While Pakistan secured their third medal here at the Asian Games on Monday when Arshad Nadeem clinched bronze in javelin throw event, most of country’s athletes of other disciplines continued to fare poorly at the continental gala.


The 21-year-old Arshad from Khanewal won the bronze medal hitting the mark of 80.75 metres, with six attempts of 73.52, 76.73, 72.20, 80.75, 77.56 and 72.20.


India’s Neeraj Chopra (88.05) won javelin’s gold medal while Liu Qizhen (82.22) of China seized silver.


By winning the bronze in Jakarta, Arshad from Khanewal bettered his personal best — which is also Pakistan’s national record — from 80.45 metres he achieved in the qualification round at this year’s Commonwealth Games held on Gold Coast, Australia in April.


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