Professional athlete Haider Ali made background on Friday by winning a gold medal in the discus throw competition at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Gamings, ending up being the very first Pakistani to do so.
Ali accomplished a 55.26 metre throw at his fifth attempt out of an overall of 6 to score the most effective distance– practically 3m longer than Ukraine’s Mykola Zhabnyak that scored 52.43 m to come in 2nd place,, according to Radio Pakistan.
Brazilian Joao Victor Teixeira de Souza Silva won bronze with a throw of 51.86 m,.
The main Paralympics Games accounted posted on Twitter that the attempt was a “personal finest” for Ali.
Celebrating his win, the professional athlete said the gold medal would certainly be “really essential” for para-sports in Pakistan since others would be able to see what can be attained through hard work.
” I want to be a good example for other individuals that have a handicap [and who] do not complete in sporting activities to participate in para-sports,” he claimed.
The USA Consular office in Islamabad likewise congratulated him for the win as well as stated he was “utilized to developing history”.
Meanwhile, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry gave thanks to the professional athlete for his win on Twitter. “We boast of you,” he tweeted.