Arshad reaches Turkey for three-week training  

 Arshad reaches Turkey for three-week training  
 ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s Olympics-bound javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem has reached Turkey to undergo a three-week training at an Olympic training camp. “At the camp, Arshad will be trained by his Kazakh coach Viktor Yevsyukov. He has already been getting online training from him [Viktor], which has been very productive,” AFP President Maj Gen (r) Muhammad Akram Sahi said on Wednesday. “Now, he has got the opportunity to train from Viktor at the camp. We are sure the training stint at Turkey will go a long way in further polishing his skills and improving his techniques,” he added. The president of Punjab Athletics Federation Salaman Butt is also accompanying Arshad in Turkey. The 24-year-old Arshad claimed the gold medal in Iran on Monday, marking 86.38 meters to improve his previous South Asian Games record. “This is a standout performance. We hope he will carry on the momentum to Tokyo Olympics and win medal.” Sahi said the federation is doing its best to prepare the athlete to clinch medal at the Olympics, to be held from July 23 to August 8.   “Arshad has been continuously training hard during the Covid-19 lockdown period. His Pakistani coach Fiaz Bokhari has been with him throughout this time and remained focused to hone his skills.”

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