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Pakistanis shower praise on Arshad Nadeem for making country proud

Ace javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem made history on Sunday as he became the first Pakistani to clinch silver medal at the World Athletics Championship.

People belonging to all walks of life including the prime minister, politicians among others heaped praised on the thrower for making the country proud.

Arshad Nadeem, coming back from elbow surgery and a knee injury, produced his season’s best effort of 87.82-meter on his third attempt to win the silver medal, while Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the World Athletics Championships with an 88.17-meter effort in the final.

Czech Republic’s Jakub Vadlejch took the bronze with 86.67.

Speaking to Geo News, Nadeem’s mother said she was thankful to the Almighty and the whole nation for praying for his success.

“My son will play and bring glory to the country.”

Lavishing praise on the star athlete, Nadeem’s elder brother said words cannot describe the joy of success.

“Arshad played after a year due to injury and couldn’t get enough time to train but in the next competitions he will be the winner inshallah.”

‘What a moment of joy for Pakistan’

Congratulating on his achievement, interim Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar commended Arshad Nadeem, saying “You’ve made the nation happy and proud for your excellent sportsmanship that won you—and the country—a silver medal at the World Athletics championship.”

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