KARACHI: Pakistani badminton participant Mahoor Shehzad is presently ranked 168th within the World Singles rankings, however her latest bronze medal within the 2019 Bulgarian International Championship has given her hope that she will climb the mountain to enter the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to signify Pakistan.
The Pakistan primary badminton participant, who’s being managed by Pakistan’s First World Sports activities Company Magnus Sports activities, mentioned that she feels nice to have gained her first medal of 2019.
“It feels nice as that is my first worldwide medal in 2019,” Mahoor informed The News Observers. “Travelling alone and managing all the things alone was difficult however strolling to the rostrum to obtain my award made all of it value it. I’ve been working actually onerous for this and was ready for this second since a very long time.”
Pakistanis are cricket fanatics are there isn’t any doubt about it, however due to the social media athletes from different sports activities are additionally getting recognition. Mahoor’s bronze medal was additionally celebrated properly by Pakistanis and she or he says it’s “wonderful to see individuals appreciating you”.
“I really feel blessed that my achievement was recognised by many individuals and media additionally gave it protection. It’s in order that wonderful to see individuals appreciating you and I might really feel the love and assist in every touch upon my social media accounts,” she mentioned.
My journey within the Bulgarian Worldwide Championship 2019 concluded with a bronze medal for Pakistan. As the one Pakistani participant collaborating within the match, I’m fairly glad at making it to the highest three. I’m gratified by the assist, and dealing onerous for the subsequent occasions pic.twitter.com/lqnNpVpAMt
— Mahoor Shahzad (@OfficialMahoor) October 7, 2019
Mahoor, 22, isn’t solely aiming to win particular person accolades and can also be centered on bringing worldwide laurels for Pakistan, and her subsequent goal is to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“For now, my goal is to signify Pakistan within the 2020 Olympics for which I’m enjoying Worldwide tournaments,” she defined. “To qualify for Olympics 2020, I would like to come back within the Prime 70 gamers of the world.
“I’ve performed 5 worldwide tournaments on this yr to this point which incorporates tournaments in Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Bulgaria. As soon as I accomplish this goal, then I’ll stay up for attain the highest 50, then high 20 after which high 10.”
ماحور شہزاد اولمپکس میں پاکستان کی نمائندگی کیلئے پُر جوش pic.twitter.com/Hx4JhJmA4R
— PTV Information (@PTVNewsOfficial) October 11, 2019
Athletes in Pakistan, who will not be cricketers, wrestle to get sufficient protection and recognition and it turns into much more tough to choose up a sport and make a profession in it in case you are girl within the nation. Nonetheless, Mahoor believes nothing is unimaginable if one is able to put within the onerous yards.
“Performing properly in each sports activities and research requires good time administration expertise. And that may solely occur when an individual learns to restrain him/herself from losing time. With a purpose to be somebody who individuals look as much as, a variety of sacrifices should be made. You’ll have to miss many gatherings, events, occasions to your coaching.
“Furthermore, the usage of social media must be restricted. PV Sindhu, who gained silver medal in 2016 Rio Olympics didn’t use her cellular for 3 months earlier than Olympics simply to understand each time that she is making ready for one thing large. Crucial factor is an individual’s self-determination and the need energy to be the most effective, as these two issues decide how a lot prepared an individual is to place efforts in reaching his/her goals.”