Haider Ali makes history for Pakistan by winning gold medal in Paralympics

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

03rd Sep, 2021. 09:40 am
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After a long wait finally Pakistan got its first-ever gold medal as Haider Ali, the famous discus thrower has topped the scoreboard at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Haider Ali won the gold medal for the fifth time with a throw of 55.26. Ukraine’s Mykola Zhabnyak was second with a throw of 52.43 meters and won the silver medal, while Brazil’s Victor Teixeira Souza de Silva won the bronze medal with a throw of 51.86 meters.

Haider Ali is the first Pakistani to win a gold medal in the current Paralympics. He had earlier won two Paralympic medals for Pakistan.

Haider Ali hails from Gujranwala. He has a limb-length discrepancy by birth, his right leg is two inches thinner and one inch shorter than his left leg.

The US Embassy in Islamabad has congratulated Pakistani para-athlete, Haider Ali, on winning the gold medal.

The embassy wrote in an official Twitter account, “Congratulations to Haider Ali for winning the first-ever Paralympic gold medal for Pakistan! Haider is used to creating history having secured Pakistani’s 1st Paralympic games medal (Silver) in 2008. Well done!”

Haider Ali’s name is also trending on Twitter, people are congratulating the star.

 

 

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