Pakistan’s Haider Ali became the first ever Pakistani to bag a gold medal in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on Friday.
The athlete came number one in the Men’s Discus Throw competition, recording his personal best throw of a striking 55.26m that led him towards the gold medal glory.
Ali recorded a throw three meters longer than Ukraine’s Mykola Zhabnyak’s throw, who came in the second place.
Ali had earlier brought home a silver medal from the World Para-Athletics Championship in Dubai in 2019.
He had earlier won a silver medal in the long jump at the Paralympics in 2008 as well as a bronze medal in 2016.
The athlete suffers from cerebral palsy, in which one part of the body weakens as compared to the other parts.