Chinese Ambassador greets Pakistani javelin thrower on winning gold medal
ISLAMABAD, Aug.10 (Gwadar Pro) - Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong on Tuesday afternoon congratulated Pakistani javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem on winning a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a record-breaking 90.18 metre throw.
“Congratulations! Arshad Nadeem (you) won gold medal in Javelin Throw in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Well done,” the envoy tweeted, encouraging the Pakistani sportsman.
Arshad Nadeem replied the Chinese Ambassador’s tweet thanking him for the message.
Earlier, Arshad Nadeem became the first South Asian to cross 90 metres and the first Pakistani to win an athletics gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The record-breaking javelin throw was made on Sunday night, and the 25-year-old athlete from Khanewal, Pakistan broke his own record, while also winning a gold medal in the process.
During the first round of the javelin throw final, Nadeem made a record breaking 86.81 metre throw, and then broke his own record by achieving an 88m throw on his second attempt. This was followed by a fourth attempt of 85.09m.
Ultimately, on his fifth attempt he made a record-breaking 90.18m throw, which made him the first South Asian to do so, and earned him the gold medal for the sport, making him the first Pakistani to achieve this honour.
This was the second gold-medal for Pakistan at the current Commonwealth Games, and the first one went to the heavyweight lifter NoohDastagir Butt for lifting a record total of 405 kilograms in the +109 kg category of the Commonwealth Games heavy-lifting event.
The congratulatory message by Ambassador NongRong to ArshadNadeem was received well by the Twitter users.
“Thanks excellency for acknowledging great win of Gold Medal by ArshedNadeem. Your message means a lot for Pakistanis. Long live Pak China friendship,” wrote, Ahsan Fazalreplying to the Ambassador’s message.