Karachi: Pakistan’s para-athlete Haider Ali created historical past in Tokyo on Friday when he turned the first-ever Pakistani to win a Gold medal at Paralympics.
Haider was competing within the males’s F37 Discus Throw competitors. His throw of 55.26m in his fifth try, which can be his private finest, earned him the honour. Haider had earlier threw 47.84 in his third try.
Ukrainian Mykola Zhabnyak received Silver with a throw of 52.43 whereas Brazil’s Jaoa Victor earned the Bronze medal.
Haider, who suffers from cerebral palsy had earlier received a Silver Medal at Beijing Paralympics and a Bronze medal at 2016’s Rio Paralympics. Each within the F37 Lengthy Leap occasion.
The Gold at Tokyo is his third medal in Paralympics, and the nation’s first-ever Gold medal on the video games.
Congratulations poured in for the athlete after he received the firest-ever gold medal for his nation.
“Congratulations #HaiderAli on successful the primary ever Gold Medal for Pakistan in #Paralympics,” a PM Workplace assertion mentioned.
“His discus throw of 55.26m received him the medal, making the entire Pakistan of Pakistan proud.”