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Arshad Nadeem: “I’ll do my best to win for Pakistan despite my injury”
Despite the difficulties caused by an elbow injury, Pakistani Olympian Arshad Nadeem is optimistic about winning gold at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in 2022. Ahead of the CWG 2022 Javelin Throw final on August 7, Arshad. He will compete straight in the final, and expressed full confidence in his ability to win the multi-sport event. In the World Athletics Championships, which were held in the United States last month, Arshad finished fifth with an 86.16-meter discus throw. Before the crucial medal match, Arshad spoke with us exclusively about how his injury had worsened during his preparation.
The athlete went on to say that he didn’t consider his injuries to be a big deal in comparison to the importance of representing his country. After the conclusion of the Islamic Games, which take place from August 9 to 18, in Turkey, the Javelin thrower will undergo surgery in the United Kingdom (UK). The multi-nation event will take place in Turkey, and Arshad will travel there promptly. Arshad’s elbow surgery in the UK will be paid for by the Pakistan Athletics Federation (PAF).
The exclusion of Neeraj Chopra. His idol is Indian Javelin Throwing superstar Neeraj Chopra, who Arshad has frequently described as his “inspiration.” He was ruled out of the CWG 2022 after incurring an injury at the World Athletics Championships. Regarding Neeraj’s absence, Arshad stated that injuries are a part of sports and that his countryman will be sorely missed.
“I am well-prepared for the event and looking forward to showing my strength to win a medal for my country,” a spirited Arshad said.
“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.
“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 said.
“I will give my cent percent out there [despite the injury]. My injury had complicated the situation but I will try my best to win a medal for Pakistan,” Arshad said.
“Neeraj Bhai is a superstar and I learn a lot from him,” Arshad said. “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.
“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 said.