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Pakistani Yasir Ali Wins Silver at Asian Throwing Championship

Pakistani Yasir Ali Wins Silver at Asian Throwing Championship

Emerging Pakistani javelin thrower Yasir Ali secured a silver medal at the 2nd Asian Throwing Championship in South Korea.

Yasir achieved an impressive throw of 78.10 meters, placing him second behind Sri Lanka’s Ramesh Tharanga, who won gold with a throw of 85.45 meters in a competition featuring 19 athletes.

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The Pakistan Athletics Federation congratulated Yasir on his silver medal, and he is set to return to Pakistan on Tuesday.

In a Facebook post, Yasir expressed gratitude to Allah Almighty, his family, coach Fiaz Bukhari, and his supporters. “Alhamdulillah, silver medal in the 2nd Asian Throwing Championship Mokpo Korea 2024 with my seasonal best 78.10m in this tough headwind,” he wrote.

Yasir is the second Pakistani javelin thrower to gain international recognition, following Arshad Nadeem. Nadeem made history on August 28, 2023, by becoming the first Pakistani to win a medal at the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, Hungary, with a throw of 87.82 meters.

For his achievement in the 2023 championship, where he won the silver medal, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced a cash prize of Rs2.5 million for Nadeem on March 19.