Monday, July 18, 2011

1St UAE Olympic Gold Medalist-Athens 2004 : Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Hasher Al Maktoum

The legendry ace shooter's achievements were crowned with Olympic achievements at the Athens 2004. It represented a string of achievements for Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Hasher Al Maktoum, as he not only became the UAE's first gold medalist, but he also beat the rest of the competitors by leading the qualification with 144 out of a possible 150 hits, and his total score of 189 equaled the Olympic record. In the trap shooting he secured the fourth place, missing his second medal by just one hit.

To commemorate the outstanding sporting triumphs of the outstanding sportsman and shooter Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed Hasher Al Maktoum, Emirates Post has issued a set of commemorative stamps in the denomination of Dhs. 3.

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