Ahmad Al Maktoum (shooter)
Ahmad bin Mohammad bin Hasher Al Maktoum
31 December 1963 |
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Event(s)||Trap, double trap|
|Father||Mohammad bin Hasher Al Maktoum|
|Mother||Amina Bint Humaid Al Tayer|
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.
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 2005 ISSF World Cup he won another gold medal in double trap.
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.
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