LAHORE: Javelin thrower Nadeem Arshad clinched the third medal for Pakistan at the Asian Games 2018 being held in Nepal.
Arshad won the bronze medal in the final of javelin throwing tournament. He hit the mark of 80.75, with six attempts of 73.52, 76.73, 72.20, 80.75,77.56, 72.20 respectively.
With the latest addition to its tally, Pakistan has secured three medals in the tournament, including two bronze, one each in karate and kabaddi.
In Karate, a 19-year old Hazara girl Nargis bagged first medal for Pakistan in karate. The athlete who hails from Quetta won a bronze medal by outclassing Nepal’s Rita Karki in a 3-1 match in the 68+ kg event held in Indonesia.
Later on, Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Fehmida Mirza congratulated the Pakistani Karate player for winning a bronze medal.
The minister said that there was no dearth of talent in the field of sports in the country and Nargis performed brilliantly and brought fame to Pakistan, said a press release issued here.
Fehmida Mirza lauded tremendous performance of Nargis and hoped that she would continue to bring laurels to country in future also.