Mahoor Shahzad Continues her Olympic Journey

Feb/05/2023 / by Team Seema
Mahoor Shahzad
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At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Mahoor Shahzad tweeted her thanks to those who have praised her rise through the badminton ranks. She has broken new ground for female athletes in Pakistan by entering the top 200 badminton players in the world. The recognition she has received includes the Internation Olympic Committee backing her progression to the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The biography of Mahoor Shahzad begins in 1996 in Pakistan. A dedicated scholar-athlete, she attended the Institute of Business Administration in Karachi. It was in Karachi that Shahzad picked up a badminton racquet for the first time. Mahoor Shahzad represented Pakistan in indoor rowing before turning her hand to badminton.

The early start in badminton has helped her become a leading player. After taking up the sport in 2008, Shahzad has represented Pakistan at the Asian and Commonwealth Games. Her achievements did not go unnoticed by the International Olympic Committee. After the Commonwealth Games, Mahoor Shahzad entered an IOC acceleration program. designed to speed her entry into the 2020 Olympic Games. International badminton player she achieved her dream of qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. She lost both her games at the Olympics to British and Japanese players. Despite her individual results, Mahoor Shahzad expressed her thanks to those who supported her during her journey to the Tokyo Olympics.

Shehas become a popular athlete in Asia because of her ability and personality. The age of her has not held her back against more experienced players. The 2017 and 2019 Pakistan International champion’s match against the world’s number one player is her greatest achievement. The skills of Mahoor Shahzad were on full show during her Asian Games match. A high ranking of 133 in women’s singles shows how far the Pakistan-born athlete has come on her sporting journey.

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