Pride of Pakistan – Kiran Khan

by on July 19, 2010
in Sports in Pakistan

Swimmer of Pakistan Kiran Khan

The Lahore born Kiran Khan has the distinction of being the only female swimmer to win a gold medal for Pakistan in an international event.

Kiran has represented Pakistan in SAF Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and other international events including the Summer Olympics of 2008.

Kiran and her brother Sikander also a national swimmer participated in the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships held in 2008 in Manchester. In FINA, Kiran took part in six event, she clocked 32.94 seconds in the 50 meter backstroke and was ranked 37th.

Kiran has performed outstandingly well in the SAF Games. In the 2004 SAF Games, Kiran won six silver and two bronze medals and in 2006 edition of the SAF games at Colombo, Kiran bagged two silver and six bronze medals bringing the overall total to 16 medals.

In the 2007 South Asian Swimming and Water Polo Championship, Kiran won the gold medal the first for Pakistan in the 50 meters butterfly event in 30.35 seconds improving her own national record on the way.

Girls like Kiran need our support; they participate and win for Pakistan. Their success is mostly due to their personal efforts as the coaching facilities in Pakistan are not up to the international standards; this perhaps is the reason for their dismal performance in major international sports events.

Author MairaS:
Webpreneur. CEO ContentCreatorZ Pakistan. Managing Partner Media Marketing Services.


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