Mahoor Shahzad, A Pakistani female athlete, belongs to an athlete family. She has won many titles in different athletic games alike her father; she won 1 silver medal and 2 gold medals in rowing tournament in 2016 in the United States of America. She is also a good runner. But her remarkable victories are being observed in badminton as she is representing Pakistan in badminton at the international level.
She started her training as a badminton player from Sunset Club in Karachi when she was approximately 12 years old; she also had a competitor in her home for much more practice as her sister Faryal was also a good badminton player. Mahoor Shahzad took part in the under-16 badminton championship where she remained leading champion for 3 consecutive years.
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Furthermore, Mahoor Shahzad selected in the top 2 players in Asian Games in 2014. Mahoor was one of the two females representing Pakistan in Asian games in 2014; this was definitely a proud moment for her and her family. After that, in 2015, Mahoor beat her 10 years senior, Palwasha Basheer who was Pakistani number one badminton player before that.
Getting a lot of success in national and international championships, now she is a winner of Gold medalist in badminton tournament on the international level in 2017, 2018, and 2019 also. In 2019, she won a gold medal in Pakistan international series 2019, as she has beaten an Irani player Soraya with the points score 21-15, 21-16, 16-21.
Now Mahoor is hoping to represent Pakistan at Olympic Games in the future as she has listed at 149th number in world badminton championship ranking and became the first Pakistani female badminton player to get this position in the world ranking. Adding to it, she is expected to improve in the Olympic Games where she is standing on 125th in the Olympic ranking, which has separate ranking criteria from the world ranking.
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