Karachi: Pakistan’s para-athlete Haider Ali created history in Tokyo on Friday when he became the first-ever Pakistani to win a Gold medal at Paralympics.
Haider is participating in the men’s F37 discus throwing competition. He threw 5526 meters in the fifth attempt, which was his personal best and won him honor. Haider had earlier shot 47.84 in his third attempt.
Ukraine’s Mykola Zhabnyak won the silver medal with 52.43, while Brazil’s Jaoa Victor won the bronze medal.
Haider, who suffers from cerebral palsy, had previously won a silver medal at the Beijing Paralympic Games and a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. All in the F37 long jump project.
The gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics is his third medal in the Paralympics and the country’s first gold medal in the Olympics.