Arshad Nadeem, a star javelin thrower, made history on Sunday by being the first Pakistani to win a medal for his country at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, with his best 87.82-meter throw.
Neeraj Chopra of India won the gold medal with a best throw of 88.17 metres.
Nadeem did not have a good start to the game, with his throw only reaching 74.80 metres, but he came back with a spectacular 82.81 metres on his second attempt.
The Pakistani thrower’s third throw was the most impressive, reaching a season-best distance of 87.82 metres.
While the Mian-Channu Olympian’s fifth try fell short of the 80-meter barrier, he managed to throw an 81.86-meter in his sixth and final attempt.
The athlete’s medal was sealed when Germany’s Julian Weber’s final throw fell short of 80m, failing to surpass his mark of 86.79.
Jakub Vadlejch’s foul in his final try sealed Nadeem’s place in the final two.
In his fourth effort, the 26-year-old only managed 87.12m, which was much below his expectations.
Nadeem qualified for the World Athletics Championship final earlier Saturday with a best throw of 86.79 metres.
The Olympic standard was 85.50 metres, which Nadeem successfully crossed.
The latest win comes after Nadeem came into the spotlight when he finished fifth in the Tokyo Olympics, a feat that changed the entire life of the athlete, marking a great influence on his personality.
Last year, Nadeem also finished fifth in the World Championship in the US.
Soon afterwards he recorded his best throw of 90.18 metres in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham which is also a record throw of the quadrennial event.
The star athlete then suffered elbow and left knee surgery in London, took time in his rehabilitation, and returned to the competitive field in May at the 34th National Games in Quetta.
In this event, he received a heavy blow when he his right knee got injured, later forcing him to skip the Asian Championship held in Bangkok.