Arshad Nadeem pitched a massive throw to win Gold in the Islamic Solidarity Games 2022 held in Konya, Turkey. He made a games record with his throw of 88.55m, making it his 2nd gold medal in a span of 6 days of winning gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The athlete pitched the javelin at a record speed of 88.55 metres in the air. In his first attempt, Arshad threw the javelin at a speed of 79.40 metres, followed by 88.55 metres, 75.50 metres, 82.40 metres, and 83.33 metres.
Last week, Arshad became the first javelin thrower from the sub-continent to break the 90-metre mark and win gold for Pakistan at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
During his fifth and final attempt, he set a new CWG record of 90.18m throw and became the first Pakistani athlete to create that record.
Before Turkey, the Games had been staged in Saudi Arabia (2005), Iran (2010), Indonesia (2013) and Azerbaijan (2017). The Tehran edition, however, had to be called off following a dispute between Iran and Saudi Arabia.