Mahoor Shahzad has develop into the primary badminton participant from Pakistan to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, the Pakistan Badminton Federation confirmed.
“It’s certainly a results of her limitless efforts and laborious work that she has been chosen to take part within the prestigious occasion,” PBF’s Nisar Ahmed Shahwani and PBF Secretary-Common Wajid Ali Chaudhry stated in a joint assertion.
The ace badminton participant earned a spot within the Tokyo Olympics courtesy of her current efficiency on the circuit and her worldwide rating.
She is ranked amongst the highest 133 ladies gamers on the earth.
“My dream has come true. I can not consider I’ll signify Pakistan within the Olympics. I’ll reside as much as expectations and lift the inexperienced crescent flag,” Shahzad stated.
She stated that had she had the chance to take part in worldwide occasions over the last one yr, she would have been on the checklist of the world’s prime 100 badminton gamers. She was not in a position to do that, nonetheless, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“That is large information for the nation’s womenfolk as considered one of our athletes has earned a spot on the Olympics purely on her worldwide rating. We now have simply been communicated by the worldwide physique on Mahoor’s achievement. That is large information for Pakistan sports activities,” Khalid Mehmood, the secretary of the Pakistan Olympic Affiliation, confirmed to The Information.