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Pakistan in Paralympics

Pakistanis could not score well in the International Olympics but they can definitely feel proud at the International Paralympics. Long jumper Haider Ali made the country proud as he won a bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio. This 31 years old athlete earned the medal in the long jump event of the T-37 class by managing a distance of 6.28 meters. He only lost against Brazil’s Mateus Evangelista Cardoso on the second place with 6.53 meters and China’s Shang Guangxu on the top place with 6.77. This created a world record at the Paralympic games.

Ali was the only participant from Pakistan at Rio 2016 games. After his win, National Anthem was played at the ground in Rio, which created a very patriotic feeling in all the Pakistanis present there, as well as, all the viewers watching the games. It is indeed one of the biggest achievements for Ali, who completed the Beijing Paralympic games and took a silver medal in 2008.

Till the last month, the National Paralympics Committee (NPC) was struggling with the funds to send athletes to the Rio Games. NPC also appealed for sponsorships on their Facebook page and other social media platforms to have arrangement for the players. Finally with the help of the Pakistan Sports Board, NPC was able to send Coach Akbar Ali Mughal and manager Amna with the long jumper Ali. Thankfully, the funds got arranged and so Ali could earn a bronze medal for the green flag.

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