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.
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