Pakistan’s Haider Ali wins bronze in Rio Haider Ali with his bronze medal
Eastern Eye Staff
Haider Ali has won Pakistan its first medal at this year’s Rio Paralympic Games. The 32-year-old athlete, who is his country’s only representative at the Games, won the bronze medal with a leap of 6.28m in the men’s T37 long jump category. China’s Shang Guangxu won the gold with a jump of 6.77m while Brazil’s Evangelista Cardoso Mateus jumped 6.53m to bag silver in the event. This is Ali’s second paralympic medal – he won a silver with a record jump of 6.44m in Beijing 2008.
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