CHARSADDA: Pakistani badminton player Mahoor Shahzad has won the National Badminton Championship title for the fifth consecutive year.
As per the details, in the final of the 58th edition of the National Badminton Championship, Mahoor defeated Ghazala Siddique which was held at Abdul Wali Khan Sports Complex. In the women singles final, Mahoor of WAPDA defeated Ghazala of WAPDA by 21-6 and 21-7.
Alhumdulillah, I have become the NATIONAL CHAMPION of Pakistan for the FIFTH (5) Consecutive time. Not only I won the matches, but I displayed an exceptional performance despite having shin pain by winning Semifinal and Final with a score of 21-6, 21-13 and 21-6 21-7 respectively pic.twitter.com/AHoonVkmpZ
— Mahoor Shahzad (@OfficialMahoor) February 9, 2021
Meanwhile, Ali Larosh of WAPDA has become the national men badminton champion after beating Irfan Saeed of WAPDA by 15-21, 21-17, and 27-25. In the women’s doubles final, Zubaira Islam of SNGPL and Palwasha Bashir of NBP beat Mahoor Shahzad and Ghazala Siddique by 21-12, 17-21, and 21-15.
Director General Sports KP was the chief guest at the final ceremony and distributed trophies, certificates, and cash prizes of Rs. 500,000 amongst the winners.
Shahzad is a Pakistani badminton player. Shahzad was the women’s singles champion at the 2017 Pakistan International tournament. She has competed at the 2014 Asian Games, and 2018 Commonwealth Games. Last year while talking in an interview, Shahzad said, “My aim is to represent Pakistan in the Olympics for which I am playing International tournaments.”
She added, “To qualify for Olympics, I need to come in the Top 70 players of the world.” Shahzad further added, “I have played five international tournaments this year so far which includes tournaments in Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, and Bulgaria. Once I accomplish this aim, then I will look forward to reaching the top 50, then top 20 and then top 10.”