Athlete Arshad Nadeem to receive training in Kazakhstan for Tokyo Olympics

Athlete, Arshad Nadeem, Kazakhstan, Tokyo Olympics
Karachi: Pakistan’s javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem will receive training in Kazakhstan in order to prepare him for next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

Arshad Nadeem expressed his excitement over training abroad and vowed to get the maximum benefit out of his training opportunity in Kazakhstan.

Arshad said that around eight months training would be enough for quality preparation. "If the coach is good then I will really enjoy my training stint abroad,” he added.

The Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) has managed foreign training for him. He will be sent to Kazakhstan when flights to that country resume sometime next month.

Four-time national champion, Arshad Nadeem is the first Pakistani to have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2021 directly and represent the country at the global sports competition.

Arshad, hailed from Mian Chunu, qualified for Tokyo Olympics after managing an 86.29m throw during the 13th South Asian Games in Nepal last year. The qualifying standard was 85 metre. Arshad was then sent to China along with four other athletes for training but the tour was cut short due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.