For the fifth time, Mahnoor Shahzad from Karachi has won the title of the National Badminton Champion that was held at Abdul Wali Khan Sports Complex, Charsadda. In the championship held in Charsadda, Shahzad was representing WAPDA. In the final of the 58th edition of the National Badminton Championship, Shahzad defeated Ghazala Siddique. She won the final and semifinal with 21-6, 21-13 and 21-6 21-7.
She announced the news on the micro-blogging website, saying:
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
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
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Twitter Congratulated Mahnoor Shahzad on her latest achievement:
Well done, congratulations and keep up the wonderful work. Best of health always. Ameen
— Judge Dredd (@JudgeDr68446317) February 10, 2021
People congratulated her and also asked her to consider playing international.
What a convincing performance, I believe officials should acknowledge your efforts and provide support so that you could prove internationally as well.
I hope such a talent will not go wasted…
— Muhammad Usama Khalid (@Musamakhalid91) February 10, 2021
Congratulations to you on your continued success. Your sincere effort , hard work and commitment have all paid off. You have the talent. I have no doubt that with a little official support and int. exposure you can achieve much greater feats.well done keep it up.
— Shahid Rasheed (@ShahidR18245636) February 11, 2021
So proud of you young lady. I hope to keep seeing you make Pak's name shine and I hope to keep seeing you smile like this mashAllah. May Allah bless you always ameen
— Sicily (@NadiaPTI) February 10, 2021
Pakistani girls are way more talented than ppl think, Masha Allah
— Free🦩Flying🦩Flamingoes (@CanadaMate) February 11, 2021
Great job dear… Keep it up… Msy u have msny many more in times to Come… Msy u rise and shine at international level
If I may suggest u should have ur YouTube Channel and create vlogs to give tips to young boys & girls to follow ur footsteps…
— Mazhar Khan (@katlangwall) February 10, 2021
Mabrook..So proud of your girl
May Allah SWt add more success in your life ahead and may you bring more trophies to our motherland.. Ameen..
Sending love your way 😘
— Umme Fatimah (@wiTtY_s0uL) February 10, 2021
Congratulations 🎊 on your remarkable achievements. We appreciate you to go farther and highlight the name of Pakistan
— Huzaifa Mustafa (@huzaifa3002) February 10, 2021
COVID-19 and training
While speaking to a local news outlet exclusively, Shahzad revealed how immensely COVID-19 had impacted her training, which had obviously taken a toll on her game. After the restrictions were eased, she started practicing again. To win the championship, she had trained day and night vigorously to get back in form.
Message for the Women in Pakistan
Mahnoor also shared a message for women in Pakistan who wish to play badminton. She said they should reach out to the government facilities in their respective cities where coaches will help them, such as the Nizamabad sports complex in Karachi and National Coaching Center. “If there are no facilities available, girls should try to maintain their fitness,” added Mahoor.
She also emphasized the role of media plays to motivate women, such as her, by covering the news of local championships happening in Pakistan so that the women and the sport itself get recognized.
We congratulate Mahnoor Shahzad on her latest achievement too! Have something to add? Let us know in the comment section below.
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