Injury complicated things but I will try my best to win medal for Pakistan: Arshad Nadeem

Pakistani Olympian Arshad Nadeem. — World Athletics Championship

KARACHI: Pakistan’s Olympian Arshad Nadeem is constructive to win a medal on the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2022 in spite of headaches similar to an elbow damage.

Arshad, who will at once contest within the ultimate of the Javelin Throw tournament in CWG 2022 on August 7, whilst talking to Geo Super over the telephone from Birmingham, expressed complete self assurance in dominating the multi-sports tournament.

“I am well-prepared for the event and really looking forward to showing my strength to win a medal for my country,” a spirited Arshad mentioned.

“My performance in the World Athletics Championship was a great learning experience for me. Unfortunately, I couldn’t win a medal there but only participating there gave me a lot of confidence and self-belief,” shared the Khanewal-born Javelin Thrower.

Arshad threw an 86.16m lengthy throw to end 5th within the World Athletics Championship that was once held within the United States remaining month.

Injury scares

In the unique dialog at the sidelines of his coaching consultation earlier than the all-important medal contest, Arshad mentioned his damage has been deteriorating. 

“After World Athletics Championship, my injury deteriorated my condition. I am feeling more pain now which is a bit concerning. But I have doctors with me who are taking good care of me. So, it’s relaxing for me and I am just focusing on my preparations,” he mentioned.

The athlete added that after it got here to upholding the rustic’s satisfaction, an damage was once a little or no factor for him relatively. 

“I will give my cent per cent out there [despite the injury]. My injury had complicated the situation but I will try my best to win a medal for Pakistan,” Arshad mentioned.

Arshad Nadeem in action. — World Athletics Championship
Arshad Nadeem in motion. — World Athletics Championship

The Javelin thrower is scheduled to go through surgical operation within the United Kingdom (UK) after the belief of the Islamic Games, scheduled from August 9 to 18 in Turkey. Arshad will at once trip to Turkey to take part within the multi-nation tournament.

Pakistan Athletics Federation (PAF) will endure the bills of Arshad’s elbow surgical operation in the United Kingdom.

Neeraj Chopra’s exclusion

Arshad has frequently known as India’s celebrity Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra his ‘inspiration’. Neeraj, who gained silver in World Athletics Championship, was once dominated out of CWG 2022 after maintaining an damage. 

While responding to a query relating to Neeraj’s absence from the development, Arshad mentioned the damage is part of the sport and he will for sure leave out his Indian counterpart.

Indias superstar Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra posing with Arshad Nadeem during the Asian Games 2018. — Twitter
India’s celebrity Javelin Thrower Neeraj Chopra posing with Arshad Nadeem all the way through the Asian Games 2018. — Twitter

“Neeraj Bhai is a superstar and I learn a lot from him,”  Arshad mentioned. “His absence will surely be missed in CWG. I will pray for his speedy recovery and look forward to meeting him again at some other competition soon,” the Pakistan athlete stressed out.

Message for fanatics, media

Arshad mentioned he was once grateful to his fanatics and the media for making him well-known internationally.

“Whoever I am today, it is just because of my fans and the media,” Arshad reiterated. “The media gave me immense coverage and made my world famous. I would like to thank them and request them to keep on supporting me,” he mentioned.

Arshad Nadeem holding the Pakistani flag.  — Twitter
Arshad Nadeem maintaining the Pakistani flag.  — Twitter

“Pray for me. I am ready for the event and Inshallah, I will win a medal for Pakistan. Pakistan Zindabad!” concluded Arshad.

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