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Paralympics: Haider Ali bags first-ever gold medal in Men's discus throw competition

Paralympics: Haider Ali bags first-ever gold medal in Men's discus throw competition
September 3, 2021 Web Desk

TOKYO (92 News) – In Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Haider Ali won the gold medal in Men's discus throw competition.

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.

It is Pakistan's first-ever gold medal in the Paralympics.

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