‘Take a bow’: Arshad Nadeem won a gold medal and people’s hearts with his Commonwealth Games performance

Published 08 Aug, 2022 11:16am

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The Olympian set a new record with his 90.18-metre throw, despite being injured.

<p>Photo: Arshad Nadeem /Instagram</p>

Photo: Arshad Nadeem /Instagram

Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem won a gold medal at Commonwealth Games on Sunday in Birmingham for his record-breaking 90.18-metre throw. His performance, while also being injured, is being hailed by netizens who won’t mind handing him another gold medal for bringing the title home.

Nadeem came on top in a match that included world champion Anderson Peters, former Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott and former Commonwealth and world champion Julius Yego. He is the second Pakistani to win a gold medal at the Games after Nooh Dasagir Butt smashed the weightlifting record on August 4. Shah Hussain won a bronze in judo the same day.

People are ecstatic over since Nadeem’s win on Twitter. Cricket captain Babar Azam was one of his many supporters and wrote, “Jism toota howa tha per himmat Himalaya se bhi buland thi [His body may have been injured but his courage was greater than the Himalayas].” He commended Nadeem’s work and said he made the nation proud.

Former minister of information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry also took to Twitter to congratulate Nadeem.

Users don’t have enough words to express their pride.

People will remember his superb performance for a while.

One user broke down his amazing feat for everyone.

Another wanted Nadeem to take a bow because he has made the entire country proud.

Nadeem’s smile won hearts.

His win was an “enormous gift” from the athlete ahead of Independence Day.

Pakistan is taking names at the Commonwealth Games and we’re so proud to see how our athletes are thriving, despite not getting the support they need.