Haider Ali bags first-ever gold for Pakistan at Tokyo Paralympics

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Lahore (Web Desk): Athlete Haider Ali made history on Friday by winning the first-ever gold medal for Pakistan at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

Haider threw a 55.26 metres throw in his fifth attempt out of the total six he made to score the best distance.

The silver medal was bagged by Ukraine’s Zhabnyak with a 52.43 metres throw, while Brazilian Teixeira de Souza won bronze with a 51.86 throw.

Brazilian Joao Victor Teixeira de Souza Silva won bronze with a throw of 51.86m.

The official Paralympics Games accounted posted on Twitter that the attempt was a “personal best” for Ali.

Earlier, Haider had won two medals, a silver in Beijing and a Bronze in Rio in the long jump event for Pakistan.