Early Life of Mairaj Ahmed Khan
Mairaj Ahmed Khan was born on 2nd November 1975, in Khurja, District Bulandshahar. Mairaj was born in a Muslim Sunni family of landlords situated in Khurja, Bulandshahr a small district of Uttar Pradesh, Northern India. His parents were Mr. Ilyas Ahmed Khan and Mrs. Farrukh. He started practicing for shooting in 1998 right after college. Shooting was introduced to him through his uncle which gradually became his profession. He had a farsightedness for this sport and took up seriously. His brother Najam Ahmed Khan is also a shooter but prefers to look after the family business as he is very much a business-oriented person. His other siblings are Siraj Ahmed Khan and Farheen Ilyas Khan.
Career of Mairaj Ahmed Khan
Mairaj Ahmed Khan is the first and only Indian to have held both the World Cup title as well as the Olympic quota for India at the same time, a feat he accomplished by capturing the Silver Medal at the 2016 ISSF World Cup Championship in Rio as well as a quota place for the shotgun skeet event for the Olympics in 2016.
Participation of Mairaj Ahmed Khan
Mairaj Ahmed Khan is the first Indian athlete to represent India in the SK125 Event during the Rio Olympic Games. Currently he is ranked 4th in the world and 2nd in Asia. He has been an international level shooter for over 15 years and has multiple accolades behind him including medals won during the Commonwealth Shooting Championship, Asian Championship, South Asian Federation and National and International Championships. Mairaj Ahmed Khan has plans to provide support to India's upcoming talent of shooters through MAK Shooting Foundation, wherein he will provide training to the aspiring shooters who are keen to take up Skeet Shooting seriously, as of now there are very few in this category who can compete in the international level competitions and events.
Awards Received by Mairaj Ahmed Khan
Mairaj Ahmed Khan received many awards and allocation from his participation.
Shooting in India
Arjuna Awardees in Shooting
Indian Athletes and Olympics
India at 2012 Summer Olympics
India at 2016 Summer Olympics
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