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Mahoor Shahzad makes history with top-150 ranking

Becomes Pakistan's highest-ranked female badminton player ever

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 2, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Aug 2, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

Photo Courtesy: Mahoor Shahzad Official/Facebook

Pakistan’s Mahoor Shahzad made history as she became the country’s first female badminton player to break into the top 150 in world rankings.

The 22-year-old from Karachi is currently ranked world number 149 in the singles rankings. She is at number 377 in the women’s doubles category.

“With immense pleasure I inform you all that my world ranking has increased to 149 Alhumdulillah, making me the first ever female badminton player of Pakistan to reach 150 in the world ranking,” Shahzad tweeted.

The 22-year-old has improved 24 places in the standings to reach 149 from 173 and recently participated in tournaments in Benin and Ivory Coast.

Mahoor represented Pakistan in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia in which she participated in the women’s singles, women’s doubles, mixed doubles and mixed team events.

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