Mahnoor wins U13 gold at Penang Malaysian Junior Open

Our Correspondent
Saturday, Jun 22, 2024

LAHORE: Pakistan’s young squash sensation Mahnoor Ali won the gold medal in under-13 category of the PBA 20th Penang Malaysian junior Open 2024.

The tournament was generously supported by The Bilquis and Abdul Razak Dawood (BARD), which has been a steadfast pillar behind her achievements and growth. The PBA 20th Penang Malaysia Junior Open, an ASF Platinum tournament in the Asian Junior Super Series, is recognised as one of the toughest competitions in Asia. This is the second time she has secured gold in the Penang Junior Open 2024 Under-13 category.

She also received the gold medal in the Australian Junior Open 2024, secured a bronze medal in the under-13 category at the 7th Borneo Junior Open 2023 and clinched the under-11 title at the Penang (Malaysian) Open Squash Championship in 2022.

“Mahnoor has been an asset to our foundation. Her success in the Penang Junior Open 2024 underscores the foundation’s commitment to nurturing young Pakistani athletes in sports. Her achievement highlights the transformative impact of our support, empowering promising talents like Mahnoor to excel on international stages. We believe in cultivating a future where dedication and opportunity converge, inspiring more young athletes to reach their full potential,” Abdul Razak Dawood said.

The young athlete has consistently brought pride to both the foundation and the nation, accumulating a total of 15 medals and now holding 5 international titles. The tournament gathered some of the world’s top young squash players.

Mehreen Dawood said: “Mahnoor’s success is a shining example of perseverance and the foundation’s commitment to supporting extraordinary talent. Her achievements resonate far beyond the squash court, inspiring a new generation of young athletes to dream big and reach for greatness.”

The Bilquis and Abdul Razak Dawood (BARD) Foundation has always played a vital role in promoting talent and paving the way for successful careers for many. The initiative undertaken by the Foundation believes in changing fortunes by helping competent individuals realize their potential as champions in their chosen fields. The purpose of the Foundation is to develop strong and confident individuals, with a special emphasis on skill construction and improvement.