Everyone was eagerly waiting for this match between India and Pakistan in the Tokyo Olympics and when the result came, the people of India started dancing.
Arshad Nadeem could not overtake Neeraj Chopra in Tokyo Olympics-2020
Saturday was a very important day for India in the Tokyo Olympics-2020 as one of India’s biggest medal hopes was javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra in the finals. Gold medal was expected from Neeraj and he performed according to the expectations and gave the country a historic gold medal. Neeraj, performing one sided, created history by winning the gold medal. This is India’s first medal in athletics. Apart from this, this is India’s second gold medal in singles event at the Olympic Games. Before Neeraj, male shooter Abhinav Bindra won a gold medal in the singles event at the Beijing Olympics-2008. After him, now Neeraj has achieved this feat. After his victory, everyone is congratulating him and there is also Arshad Nadeem, a Pakistani player who considers his ideal. Nadeem also played in the final and finished fifth.
Neeraj threw his best throw of 87.58 meters in six attempts and won the gold medal. His two attempts out of six were fouls. Neeraj threw a throw of 87.03 meters in the first attempt. After this he was successful in throwing the javelin for a distance of 87.58 meters. In the third attempt, Neeraj covered a distance of 76.79 meters. He fouled in the fourth and fifth attempts. In the sixth attempt, he could cover a distance of 84.24 meters.
If we see the performance of Nadeem, then he started well. He threw the first attempt of 82.40 meters. He fouled in the second attempt. In the third attempt, he managed to cover a distance of 84.62 meters, which was his best effort. Nadeem threw 82.91 meters in the fourth attempt. In the fifth attempt he covered a distance of 81.98 metres. Nadeem had a chance to enter the medal race in the sixth attempt but he could only cover a distance of 81.98 meters here, which made him out of the medal race.
Nadeem was not even around Neeraj
Nadeem finished third overall in the qualification and hence was expected to give a tough fight to Neeraj, but he could not even come close to Neeraj’s performance in the final. Once Neeraj crossed the 87m mark in his second attempt, since then Nadeem could not even throw a throw closer to him and Neeraj shooed him away in a single attempt.
Neeraj is Nadeem’s inspiration
An interesting thing in this match was that Neeraj is the inspiration of Nadeem. Seeing the Indian player, he decided to become a javelin thrower. Nadeem of Pakistan used to play cricket earlier, but he decided to leave this game and try his hand in athletics. Nadeem had said after winning the bronze medal in the 2018 Asian Games that he had decided to play javelin throw only after seeing Neeraj.
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