Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum (born 1 October 1976) is a part of Dubai’s royal family, an equestrian, a businessman and a former sports shooter from the Olympians.
Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum’s Biography
He owns award-winning horses from around the country, and a football club from UAE. Sheikh Saeed is the son of the former Emir (Ruler) of Dubai, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, his uncle is the current Emir of Dubai, Prime Minister of the UAE and Vice President, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
He represented the UAE in skeet shooting at Olympics 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. He also competed at Asian Games 2006 and Pan Arab Games 2007. Coached by Leonas Molotokas the Lithuanian sniper.
He captured gold in the ISSF World Cup Finals in Al Ain, UAE in 2011, and also won a gold medal in Doha, Qatar, in the 2011 Pan-Arab Matches. Yes, He won 9th Arab Shooting Championship in Kuwait’s Fahad Al Ahmed Complex in 2010.
He won in skeet in 2006 Asian shooting championships.
Team UAE aim for more slots after COVID-19 delay at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games:
The UAE will expect to win any more spots in preparation for the now cancelled Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
To date, only two UAE athletes have been formally eligible to represent the nation at the next version of the Games. Which was delayed by one year. For the next Olympic Games, both the judokas — Ivan Remarenco and Victor Scvortov — have made it through the qualification stages with sufficient results.
All isn’t lost, however, even though all qualification competitions have been over for a long time. The UAE may also stay hopeful for one or two spots in time for Tokyo 2020. Perhaps in men’s shooting, athletics or even swimming.
Given its rich and diverse history of the UAE in international shooting. The nation can be hopeful of at least one spot in the men’s skeet discipline. Via ace marker Sheikh Saeed Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum. Who attended the past six Olympic Games as a regular.
But a final decision, if any, will be entirely up to the respective federations on these spots. Also closer to the Olympics.