Minhal to become first female shooter representing Pakistan at Olympics


KARACHI: Female shooter Minhal Sohail is all set to take part in the upcoming Rio Olympics later this year. She will be the first female shooter to represent Pakistan at the mega sporting event.

The 22-year-old expressed her happiness over being selected to represent Pakistan at the Olympics in August, saying “I have prepared well for Olympics and aim to win gold medal for Pakistan.”

Minhal started her career in 2012. Since then she has participated in various events worldwide and won many accolades.

“Participating in Olympics is like a dream come true for me, I am anxiously wait for the event.”

The sportswoman urged her fellow countrymen to allow their children, especially daughters, to participate in the sporting activities. “Sports enhance children’s self-belief and confident which helps them achieve their life goals.”

Minhal, who secured the place in Olympics squad on quota, won the 10-metre Air Rifle event in the ongoing National Shooting Championship at PNS Karsaz.

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