Who is Fouaad Mirza?
Fouaad Mirza born on 6 March 1992, is an Indian equestrian who won silver medals in both individual eventing and team eventing at the 2018 Asian Games. He became the first Indian since 1982 to win a medal at an individual equestrian event at the Asian Games. Mirza qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics, becoming the first Indian equestrian since Imtiaz Anees (2000) to participate at the Games.
Fouaad Mirza Biography, Wiki
Mirza was born in Bangalore. His father, Dr Hasneyn Mirza, is one of India’s top equine veterinarians.
Mirza is an Indian equestrian. He was born on 6 March 1992. He hailed from a family of equestrians. His father, Dr. Hasneyn Mirza, is an equestrian. Growing up it was all horses around him. That’s how Fouaad’s inclination towards the sport started growing. He started riding horses when he was just five years old and soon developed a passion for the sport.
Mirza participated in horse riding during his school days. However, he turned pro much later in his career.
Age: 6 March 1992 (age 29)
City: Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Sports/Discipline – Equestrian
Working Ranking – 74
First Olympic Games – 2020 Tokyo Games
Fouaad Mirza shines on his Olympic debut
Indian equestrian Fouaad Mirza missed out on the medal after finishing 23rd in the jumping final of eventing at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
Riding his horse Seigneur Medicott, the 29-year-old Fouaad Mirza had a score of 59.60 penalty points after the completion of all rounds – dressage, cross-country, jumping qualifier and the jumping final.
Fouaad Mirza, the third Indian equestrian at the Olympics after Imtiaz Anees (2000) and Indrajit Lamba (1996), began his Tokyo 2020 campaign at the Baji Koen Equestrian Park with a stellar performance in the dressage test that saw him finish ninth.
The two-time Asian Games silver medallist, however, had a challenging cross-country round at the Sea Forest Country Course, after which he slipped to the 22nd spot in the rankings.
The Indian just managed to squeeze through to the jumping final after a combined total of 47.20 penalty points from dressage, cross-country and jumping qualifier placed him in 25th spot from 63 competitors. Only the top 25 make the final.
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Fouaad Mirza’s Career
Fouaad Mirza won a silver medal at the Equestrian Jumping Final at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta
In 2019, Mirza received the Arjuna Award.
In October 2019, he won gold at CCI3*-S event held in Strzegom, Poland.
On 7 January 2020, Mirza qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after finishing first in South East Asia, Oceania group. He became the first Indian equestrian in the last 20 years to qualify for the Olympics.
Who is training Fouaad Mirza?
Fouaad Mirza is being trained by the German, Sandra Auffarth for the Tokyo Olympics. Sandra Auffarth won the Silver Medal at London Olympics in the individual event, and a gold medal in the team event.
In which category does Fouaad Mirza participate at Tokyo Olympics?
Fouaad Mirza will compete in the Individual eventing Category at Tokyo Olympics.
Where is Fouaad Mirza training for Olympics?
Fouaad Mirza is currently training in Bergedorf, a village in North-West Germany.
What is Fouaad Mirza’s relationship with horses?
Fouaad Mirza trains with his horses everyday, and is in the stable for nearly 12 hours. He feeds the horses, trains them, and takes them for walks.
What is Fouaad Mirza’s breakthrough performance?
Fouuad Mirza made the headlines in 2018, when he earned two silver medals at Asian Games, one each in the individual and team event.