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ALI Haider
Sport Para athletics
NPC Pakistan   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthGujranwala, PAK
Height1.85 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Further Personal Information
Residence
Gujranwala, PAK
Occupation
Public Servant
Languages
English, Punjabi, Urdu
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2002.
Why this sport?
"I love sports. It is a big source of rehabilitation, especially for Para athletes."
Club / Team
Water and Power Development Authority [WAPDA]: Pakistan
Name of coach
Akbar Ali Mughal, PAK, from 2006.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the long jump at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Pakistan National Paralympic Committee Secretary Imran Jamil Shami. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Coach Akbar Ali Mughal. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2019)
Injuries
He was troubled by a hamstring injury at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (tribune.com.pk, 06 Sep 2012)
Awards and honours
He was Pakistan's flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Milestones
He won Pakistan's first medal at a Paralympic Games when he claimed silver in the F37/38 long jump at the 2008 Games in Beijing. At the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro he won a bronze medal in the T37 long jump to become the first Pakistan Para athlete to win more than one Paralympic Games medal. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Nov 2019)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (newsbox.pk, 22 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 Long Jump F37/38 6.44
9 2008 100m T38 11.98
9 2008 200m T38 24.84
4 2008 Discus Throw F37-38 43.95
9 2012 100m T38 15.89
  2012 Long Jump F37/38  NoM
3 2016 Long Jump T37 6.28
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
  2015 Long Jump T38  DNS
Heats 2015 100m T38  DNS
8 2019 Long Jump T37 5.43
2 2019 Discus Throw F37 51.43
Asian Para Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Discus Throw F37 47.68
3 2018 Long Jump T37/38 6.20
1 2018 Javelin Throw F37/38 48.83