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Netizens congratulate Haider for winning Pakistan’s first-ever Paralympics gold medal

Netizens congratulate Haider for winning Pakistan's first-ever Paralympics gold medal


Tokyo: Athlete Haider Ali created history on Friday morning after he bagged Pakistan’s first-ever gold medal in the Paralympics. 

In the Men’s Discus Throw competition of Paralympic Games 2020, Haider threw a 55.26 metres throw in his fifth attempt out of the total six to claim gold. It is also his personal best throw.

Soon after creating history, Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for Haider. Top officials and fans congratulated Haider, who has also won a silver medal in 2008 and a bronze medal in 2016 in the long jump event of the Paralympics.

Haider, who suffers from cerebral palsy, also competed in the discus throw at the World Para-Athletics Championship in Dubai in 2019 and won a silver medal for Pakistan.

Cerebral palsy is a disorder because of which one part of a person’s body becomes weakened as compared to other parts. All para-athletes with cerebral palsy participate in the F37 category.

Haider was the last hope for Pakistan to win a medal after the other Pakistani athlete, Anila Izzat Baig, had been disqualified.

Read: Haider Ali wins Pakistan’s first ever Gold Medal in Paralympics