Nadeem is a four-time national champion, and among many honours and platitudes, holds the distinction of being the sole representative from Pakistan at the World Athletics Championship at Doha.
He also represented Pakistan in the 2019 South Asian Games and clinched gold with a throw of 86.29 metres, which also translated into an automatic feature in the Tokyo Olympics as he surpassed the mandatory 85 metres qualification criteria for this event, the national broadcaster notified.
It is for the first time that a Pakistani athlete qualified for the competition through a world-record throw. So far, only two individuals have won a medal for Pakistan. Wrestler Mohammad Bashir won the bronze medal in Rome 1960 and boxer Hussain Shah won the bronze in Seoul 1988.
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