Haider Ali has makes history by winning Pakistan first ever gold medal in Paralympics. After a long wait the day has come, and Haider Ali has made Pakistan proud. He achieved this gold medal at his fifth discus throw.
He achieve gold medal at his fifth throw of 55.26 meters which was his best throw. Ukraine’s Mykola Zhabnyak won silver at a throw of 52.43 meters. Brazil’s Victor Teixeira Souza de Silva won bronze at a throw of 51.86 meters.
Haider Ali makes history by achieving a gold medal in the Paralympic in Tokyo. However, Haider Ali has won many gold medals for his long jump.
Besides, He has also achieved a bronze medal at Rio Paralympic Games, 2016. He has also win silver medal at the Beijing Paralympic Games in 2008. While, He was suffering from disability “Cerebral Palsy”.
While celebrating this big achievement, Haider Ali says that “This #Gold will be very important for Para sport in my country.They will see what can be achieved through hard work and to be able to compete internationally for Pakistan”.
He further says that “I hope to be a role model for other people that have a disability that don’t compete in sport to take part in Para sport”.
Official Paralympic Games posted on tweeter that “It’s #Gold for #PAK! F37 discus thrower Haider Ali wins his country’s first medal of the Games! His throw of 55.26m is a personal best and almost three meters longer than second place!”
Prime Minister Pakistan has also congratulated Haider Ali for his big achievement. He posted on twitter “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”
Pakistani athlete Haider Ali was born in Gujranwala. He was suffering from a disability cerebral palsy. Ceberal palsy is a disorder in which one body part is weaken as compared to the other body parts. All athletes with ceberal palsy can participate in F37 category.
Haider Ali has won three medal in Paralympics. In game this was his first gold medal for Pakistan.