Athlete Haider Ali won a gold medal within the discus throw competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games, becoming the first Pakistani. Haider Ali scored 55.26 meters in his fifth of 6 attempts to secure the best distance, about 3m taller than Ukraine’s Mykola Zhabnyak, who scored 52.43m to take second place—throwing 51.86m.
The official Paralympics Games posted on Twitter that the effort was “much better” for Ali.
Celebrating his victory : Haider Ali
Celebrating his victory, the athlete said the medal would be “very important” within the Pakistani sports tournament as others will be ready to see what is often gained by diligence. “I hope I will be an example to other people with disabilities and who do not compete in sports to participate in par-sports,” he said.
Punjab Sports Minister RAI Taimoor Khan:
Punjab Sports Minister RAI Taimoor Khan Bhatti said Ali had made the full nation glad by winning the gold medal. He declared the Rs2.5 million Olympian award, saying chief Minister Usman Buzdar would present it at his return ceremony. The US ambassador to Islamabad also congratulated him on his victory, saying he was “used to creating history.”
The Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry thanked the athlete for his success on Twitter. We are honored by you, he wrote on Twitter
After a long wait to finally get Pakistan its first gold medal as Haider Ali, the famous discus striker, came out on top in the points board at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020. Haider Ali won the reward for the fifth time by throwing 55.26. Ukraine’s Mykola Zhabnyak was second with 52.43 meters and a silver medal, while Brazil’s Victor Teixeira Souza de Silva won a bronze medal with 51.86 meters. Haider Ali is the first Pakistani to win a gold medal in the current Paralympics. He had previously won two Paralympic awards in Pakistan.
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