Arshad Nadeem Finishes Fifth In World Championships Javelin Final.

LAHORE -- Pakistan's track-and-field athlete Arshad Nadeem finished fifth in the World Championships javelin final in Oregon, becoming the first Pakistani athlete to end up in the top eight.

Nadeem put up an impressive show despite an elbow injury and limited opportunities to play in major events before the World Athletics Championship. Grenada's Anderson Peters won his second successive world gold medal in the event. He produced three throws beyond the 90-meter line to hold off the challenge from Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra from India, and Olympic silver medallist Jakub Vadlejch of the Czech Republic. Germany's Julian Weber remained in fourth place, while Arshad Nadeem placed fifth with a season-best throw of 86.16m. Finland's Lassi Etelatalo was sixth (82.70m). Moldova's Andrian Mardare and Finland's Oliver Helander also threw...

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