Pakistan’s Arshad sets CWG record in javelin throw to win gold medal

Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem set a new Commonwealth Games record with the biggest throw of 19.18 metres to win gold medal in the men’s javelin throw competitions at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on August 7.

This is also his personal best throw. The previous best was 86.38 metres.

Arshad dominated the contest defeating the two-time world champion Anderson Peter’s of Grenada, former world champion and Olympic silver medallist Julius Yego of Kenya and 2012 London Olympics gold medallist Kishorn, Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago during his brilliant display.

Pakistan had last claimed gold in the 1962 Perth Commonwealth Games when Ghulam Raziq had won the 110m hurdle.

The gold also helped Pakistan to finish the quadrennial event with two gold, three silver and three bronze medals.

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