Arshad Nadeem, a Pakistani Olympian, finished fifth in the men’s javelin throw final at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States. It was his best throw of the season.
The athlete qualified for the final on Friday by throwing 81.71 metres in his group B qualifying round, finishing ninth overall.
Despite not being fully fit, Nadeem threw 86.16 metres in the final, his season best.
Meanwhile, Neeraj Chopra of India won silver with a throw of 88.13m.
Arshad’s participation in the World Athletics Championship was his first major international event since the Olympics in Tokyo. He is Pakistan’s first athlete to qualify for the World Athletics Championships.
Meanwhile, Neeraj only competed in three events in June of this year.
Last year, the 25-year-old Pakistani javelin thrower rose to prominence when he qualified for the final of the Tokyo Olympics, becoming the first Pakistani athlete to compete in an Olympic final of any track and field event.