Arshad Nadeem Impresses.

Pakistan's Arshad Nadeem secured fifth place in the World Championships javelin final in Oregon, becoming the first Pakistani athlete to achieve a top-eight finish. Even though a medal eluded the solitary Pakistani athlete, this is still an incredible achievement considering the odds that were stacked against him.

Arshad Nadeem reached the final as finished on the ninth spot during the qualifying round on July 21, becoming the first Pakistani athlete ever to achieve such a feat. The 25-year-old Pakistani javelin thrower rose to prominence last year when he qualified for the final of the Tokyo Olympics, once again being the only Pakistani to compete in the final of any track and field event in Olympic history. It is also important to point out that he has been competing while nursing an elbow injury that he picked up before the Olympics.

Arshad came into the final as an underdog and was up against the best throwers in the world. Grenada's Anderson Peters secured the gold medal as he achieved the highest distance of 90.54m in his sixth and final attempt. India's Neeraj Chopra took the silver medal with 88.13m and Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch bagged the bronze medal with a...

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