Watch: Historic Arshad Nadeem Throw That Made Him First Man From South Asia To Breach 90M Mark In Javelin Throw
Chopra missed the Commonwealth Games 2022 due to an injury but must must be feeling proud of his good friend Arshad. (Credits: AFP)

Birmingham: Pakisan’s Arshad Nadeem on Sunday scripted history, not just for his country but for the entire South Asia as he breached the 90m mark in Javelin Throw to clinch gold in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

The throw even left Anderson Peters shocked along with all the others who were lucky enough to witness the incident.

“Today, I feel good and after the first throw, I thought I could throw even over 90m today. But it is OK as I have more competitions coming this year,” India’s Olympic gold medalist Neeraj Chopra had earlier said after a podium finish at the Diamond League.

The coveted 90m-mark is considered as the gold standard in the world of javelin throw and to have achieved that at the Birmingham Games 2022 was a colossal effort from the Pakistan athlete.

Chopra missed the Commonwealth Games 2022 due to an injury but must be feeling proud of his good friend Arshad, who had always spoken highly of the great camaraderie that they share on an off the field.

“I spoke to Arshad after the competition ended,” Chopra had said after winning silver in the World Athletics Championships final in Eugene, Oregan last month.

“I told him that he did very well. He replied that he had issues with his elbow. I further congratulated him for a great throw and it was a great comeback from his injury and it was commendable that he threw the javelin over 86 metres,” he further added.