Pakistan has finally received its first-ever gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, thanks to Haider Ali, the country’s most famous discus thrower.
Haider Ali has previously won bronze and silver in long jump before finally bringing home his countries first Gold in a completely different event.
Haider Ali is a Gujranwala native who lives in the United States. His right leg is two inches thinner and one inch shorter than his left leg, and he was born with a limb-length difference.
According to the US Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistani para-athlete Haider Ali has won the gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this year.
According to the Pakistani embassy’s official Twitter account, “Congratulations to Haider Ali on earning Pakistan’s first-ever Paralympic gold medal!” Having won Pakistan’s first Paralympic games medal (a Silver) in 2008, Haider is no stranger to making history. You did a fantastic job!