KARACHI: Pakistani badminton champion Mahoor Shahzad has bagged a bronze medal in the Bulgarian International Championships 2019.
The international contest was held from October 3 to October 6 in Bulgaria. The 22-year-old Karachi-based player was the only one from Pakistan to participate in the championship.
She shared the news on her Twitter account saying, “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.”
Mahoor had beaten Bulgaria’s Sania in quarterfinals by 21-11 and 22-20. She contested against Astonia’s Getter Saar in semifinals.
She is the first female Pakistani badminton player to reach 150 in the world ranking.
In August this year, she had shared that her ranking had increased to 149th. With immense pleasure I inform you all that my world ranking has increased to 149 Alhumdulillah.”