PM Imran, others congratulate Haider Ali for winning gold medal in Paralympic
Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated Haider Ali for winning the first-ever gold medal for Pakistan at Tokyo Paralympic 2020.
Prime Minister office said in an official statement that Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulated Haider Ali on winning the first-ever Gold Medal for Pakistan in Paralympics.
“His discus throw of 55.26m won him the medal, making the whole PakistanFlag of Pakistan proud,” the statement added.
Congratulations #HaiderAli on winning the first ever Gold Medal for Pakistan in #Paralympics. His discus throw of 55.26m won him the medal, making the whole Pakistan🇵🇰 proud#TokyoParalympic pic.twitter.com/hiro6kMgsI
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) September 3, 2021
foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Twitter, “Congratulations to #HaiderAli for winning Pakistan’s first gold medal in the Paralympic Games in the Men’s Discus Throw. ”
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) September 3, 2021
National cricket team captain Babar Azam also Congratulated Haider Ali and said, “ You made us all proud. Keep on inspiring all of us.”
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) September 3, 2021
Note that, 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!”
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