Mahoor Shahzad is a 22 year old Pakistani badminton player who who is ranked 165 in the standings.
As a participant in the Bulgarian International Championships 2019, which were played from October 3 to October 6 2019, Mahnoor has made Pakistan proud with a bronze medal.
She took to her Twitter account to announce and document her prestigious victory:
My journey in the Bulgarian International Championship 2019 concluded with a bronze medal for Pakistan. As the only Pakistani player participating in the tournament, I’m quite satisfied at making it to the top 3. I am gratified by the support, and working hard for the next events pic.twitter.com/lqnNpVpAMt
— Mahoor Shahzad (@OfficialMahoor) October 7, 2019
She beat Turkey’s Aslihan Ayna by 21-14, 21-8 in Round 16 and went on to claim a 21-11, 21-20 win over Bulgaria’s Tanya Ivanova in the quarter-finals.
Her campaign came to an end with a 17-21, 12-21 defeat to Getter Saar of Estonia in the semifinals.
Here is what the star player said in an interview when asked about her aspirations:
“Given the choice, my aim is way much bigger than winning this ranking tournament. I look forward to qualify for Olympics 2020 In sha Allah and make my country proud.”
We are proud of her achievement and wish her all the best for her future endeavors.
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