Haider Ali wins gold medal at Paralympics 2021
Haider Ali wins gold at Tokoyo. On Friday, Pakistani athlete Haider Ali made history by becoming the first Pakistani to win a gold medal in the discus throw discipline at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
According to Radio Pakistan, Ali threw 55.26 metres on his fifth attempt out of a total of six, about 3 metres longer than Ukraine’s Mykola Zhabnyak, who finished in second place with 52.43 metres.
Joao Victor Teixeira de Souza Silva of Brazil won bronze with a throw of 51.86 metres.
Ali’s attempt was a “personal best,” according to the official Paralympic Games account on Twitter.
The athlete claimed that the gold medal would be “extremely important” for para-sports in Pakistan since it would show others what can be accomplished through hard work.
He remarked, “I aspire to be a role model for those persons with disabilities who don’t compete in sports to participate in para-sports.”
He recieved multiple congrats from Tiwteraatis
On Twitter, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry congratulated the sportsman on his victory. He tweeted, “We are proud of you.”
Ali had made the entire nation proud by winning the gold medal, according to Punjab Sports Minister Rai Taimoor Khan Bhatti. He declared an Rs2.5 million award for the Olympian, adding it would be presented to him at a ceremony upon his return by Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.
The US Embassy in Islamabad also congratulated him on his victory, saying he was “accustomed to making history.”
Ali, a Gujranwala native, suffers from cerebral palsy. He has won a medal at the Paralympics on several occasions. His prior medals, though, were for the long jump.
He took home a bronze medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and a silver medal at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing.