Arshad Nadeem, a star athlete from Pakistan, qualified for the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships on Friday with a season-best throw of 81.71 meters at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Arshad finished fourth in Group B with his third-attempt throw, making him the first Pakistani to go to the Athletics Championships final, per the details.
While Neeraj Chopra of India took second place in the men’s javelin qualifying standings with a throw of 88.39 meters, defending champion Anderson Peters of Grenada took first place.
While Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic (85.23m) and Julian Webber of Germany (87.28m) were the other two throwers to surpass the competition’s automatic qualifying cutoff mark of 83.50.
Arshad will now compete in the men’s javelin throw final on July 23 alongside 11 other qualifiers.