Rs1 million cash prize announced for Arshad Nadeem

By: News Desk
Published: 11:19 AM, 8 Aug, 2021
Rs1 million cash prize announced for Arshad Nadeem
Caption: Arshad Nadeem taking part in javelin throw competition.
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Punjab Energy Minister Dr Akhtar Malik has announced a Rs1 million cash prize for Pakistani athlete Arshad Nadeem who stood at fifth place in the Tokyo Olympics javelin throw competition, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday. 

The minister said, “I would like to announce a cash prize of Rs1 million from the Department of Energy under the Sports Scholarship.”

The minister said that the Energy Department would also cover the cost of training from the best countries in the world. 

Dr Akhtar said that sports facilities across Punjab would be shifted to solar this year.

In its reaction, Pakistan Olympic Association said, “Arshad Nadeem made us proud today with a throw of 84.62 meters. His performance at the Olympics was exceptionally outstanding. He was not successful in securing the medal but his performance made us all proud where he achieved 5th position.”  

A Twitter account associated with Arshad Nadeem tweeted that the athlete was sorry for not fulfilling the hopes of the people of his country. 

Arshad Nadeem at one point in the competition was placed as high as fourth before being surpassed by rival athletes. India's Neeraj Chopra claimed gold, whereas Czech Republic's Jakub Vadlejch and Vitezslav Vesely claimed silver and bronze medals respetively.