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Ahmad Mohammad Hasher Al Maktoum

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Nationality  Emirati
Name  Ahmad Hasher
Event(s)  Trap, double trap

Sport  Sport shooting
Country  United Arab Emirates
Role  Olympic athlete
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Full name  Ahmad bin Mohammad bin Hasher Al Maktoum
Born  31 December 1963 (age 51) (1963-12-31) Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Olympic medals  Shooting at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's double trap

Sheikh Ahmad bin Mohammad bin Hasher Al Maktoum (أحمد بن محمد بن حشر آل مكتوم) (born 31 December 1963 in Dubai) is a shooter from the United Arab Emirates, who won the first ever Olympic medal for his country.

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Sport career

Al Maktoum, a member of the ruling family of Dubai, had been participating in hunting since childhood, but it was not until the age of 34 that he took up shooting as a sport. Earlier, he was the UAE national champion in squash.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics he won the double trap event and finished fourth in the trap event.

At the 2005 ISSF World Cup he won another gold medal in double trap.

He competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but did not reach the final in trap.

He subsequently began coaching young British shooter Peter Wilson, who would win the double trap event at the 2012 London Olympics. Al Maktoum didn't compete himself due to heart problems.

Family life

His mother is Amina Bint Humaid Al Tayer, of whom he is the eldest child . His younger brother is Maktoum Hasher Maktoum Al Maktoum. He is a second cousin once removed of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the current ruler of Dubai. His aunt is Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum and his patrilineal great great grandfather is Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum.

References

Ahmad Al Maktoum (shooter) Wikipedia


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