Haider Ali becomes the first Pakistani to win gold medal at Tokyo Paralympics

Haider Ali, a para-athlete from Pakistan, became the first Pakistani to win a gold medal at the Paralympics on Friday. Haider competed in the F37 men’s Discus Throw competition. The winner threw a 55.26m throw in his fifth attempt, making it a personal best as well. Haider had earlier thrown 47.84 in his third attempt.

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The Bronze medal went to the Brazilian Jaoa Victor and the Silver to the Ukrainian Mykola Zhabnyak. Haider Ali, a cerebral palsy victim, was previously a Silver medalist at the Beijing Paralympics and a Bronze medalist at the 2016’s Rio Paralympics. The Gold in Tokyo will be the nation’s first-ever Gold medal at the Paralympics. The medal will, however, be his third at the Paralympics.

Source: Khaleej Times