Pride of Pakistan, Haider Ali Won gold at Tokyo Olympics

KARACHI: 4 September 2021: Haider Ali became the first Pakistani to win a gold medal at the Summer Paralympics as he hit 55.26m in Tokyo during his F37 discus throw final.

He achieved the feat at his fifth attempt out of a total of six to score the best distance, almost 3m longer than Ukraine's Mykola Zhabnyak who scored 52.43m to come in second place.

The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan also congratulated the Pakistani player on his achievement. “Congratulations to Haider Ali for winning the first-ever Paralympic gold medal for Pakistan!” it posted on Twitter. “Haider is used to creating history having secured Pakistan’s 1st Paralympic games medal (Silver) in 2008. Well done!”

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