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Arshad Nadeem wins gold for Pakistan at ISSG
Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem won another gold medal on Friday in the 2022 Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya, Turkey, with a games record throw of 88.55 metres. Since Friday, when his tournament began, Arshad has been in the driver’s seat. Nadeem’s javelin throws went as follows: 79.40m, 88.55m, 75.50m, 82.40m, and 83.33m. His personal best 88.55 metres set a new Islamic Solidarity Games record. Nadeem walked to the stands to celebrate with his fellow Pakistanis after he won. There were also representatives from the Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP), Pakistan Olympic Association (POA), and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) present to show their support for the winner.
The Commonwealth Games were held last week in Birmingham, and the athlete made the country proud by winning gold in the javelin throw discipline. The Olympic hopeful finally broke the CWG mark with his fifth and final attempt, throwing 90.18 metres. He was the first Pakistani to hold the record. Nadeem won his fourth international gold medal at Konya. Gold medals at the 2019 South Asian Games and the 2021 Imam Reza Athletics Championship were added to his collection.
A Pakistani athlete won bronze at the 2017 Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku. Throughout 24 competitions, participants from 56 Muslim countries battle for 355 medals. Saudi Arabia (2005), Iran (2010), Indonesia (2013), and Azerbaijan (2015) had all hosted the Games before Turkey (2017). Unfortunately, tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia meant the Tehran event had to be cancelled.