Jansher Khan (Sports Man)

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Jansher Khan was born on 15 July 1969 in Peshawar. He is the number one professional Player of Squash in Pakistan. Jansher Khan won the World junior championship in 1986. He was beat the Qamar Zaman in 1986 and then he won the title of Singapore Open final. Jansher Khan won the tournament of Singapore Open, US Open, PIA Masters, Swiss Masters, Hong Kong Open and Alfalah Grand tournament in 1987. First time in 1987, he won the World Championship. In 1992 until 1996, Jansher Khan won the title of World Open championship.[1]Jansher khan info Jansher first came to prominence when as an unknown he won the world junior championship in Australia in 1986—a feat he repeated at the next junior tournament in Scotland two years later. Yet such was his maturity that he sandwiched his first men’s World Open victory between them in May 1987. That was also the year when he sidestepped the popular principle of deferring to seniors by beating Jahangir three times. Jansher moved to the top of the world rankings and thereafter shrugged off his challengers.[2] jansher first came to prominence

Title Description
Name: Jansher Khan
Nickname(s): King Khan, The Punisher
In Urdu : جهانگير خان
Nationality: Pakistani
Residence: Peshawar, Pakistan
Religion: Islam
Height: 1.85 m
Family: His son Kamran Khan is a Malaysian professional squash player
Men's singles Titles: 99
Men's singles Highest ranking: No. 1 (January, 1988, Till Dec 2000)
Plays : Right handed
Retired: 2002
Turned pro: 1986
World Open: W (1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)
Date: 15 June 1969
Place: Peshawar, Pakistan
Children: Kamran Khan
Siblings : Mohibullah Khan

Jansher Khan A True Legend

Jansher Khan and jahangir khan
Jansher Khan and jahangir khan
Jansher Khan had a very catchy nickname, The Punisher and for a good reason. Born on 15 June 1969 at the home village of Jahangir Khan in Peshawar he was the toughest rival Jahangir Khan faced and fought many times in the squash arena. Jansher Khan followed the footsteps of Jahangir Khan after he was on his own peak and defeated the legend after true hard work. Their initial encounters resulted in Jansher’s defeat but eventually he took Jahangir up and defeated him in a streak of matches before Jahangir could recover and win his titles back from Jansher.Jansher Khan won his first World Championship, The World Junior Squash Championship in 1986 and went on to face Jahangir Khan the sensational legend who had taken up the squash arena. Their rivalry went on for years until Jahangir retired in 1993 leaving the arena open for Jansher Khan extend his own legacy. On one hand, their rivalry in singles gave the viewers goose bumps and on the other for years they entertained viewers of squash in the doubles games. Beside Jahangir he had another rival ho he defeated many times in the World Open, Australian player Chris Dittmar. During and after his rivalry with Jahangir he won more than 90 professional titles and was ranked World No 1 for over a decade. Unlike Jahangir, the Punisher and King Khan Jansher’s longest world championship streak is of four years but beside this, he has shown exceptional skills in the squash arena. We cannot blame Jansher for poor play because most of the times his opponent was Jahangir. He stayed on top of the squash arena right before and after Jahangir left from 1992-1996 as the world open champion. This is one of the greatest players we are talking about, who along with Jahangir, gave his all for the country. Jansher Khan won World Open Squash 8 times and British Open 6 times.[3] Jansher Khan – A True Legend 

Jahansher Khans Track Record

Jansher Khan
Jansher Khan
The two Khans ruled over the game of squash like no other player, team, or country has ever ruled any sport.So to all those diehard football fans who think there is nothing beyond the likes of Maradona and Pele, think again!Mr. Jahangir is considered by many to be the world’s finest athlete and greatest squash player who ever lived. The rest consider Mr. Jahansher to be the greatest squash player.The Khan dominance of world squash began with Jahangir in 1979 and ended in the late 1990’s when Jahansher finally lost to Peter Nicol. That is 19 years of dominance by one single country: Pakistan.[4] Jahansher Khan’s Track Record

Jansher Khan took retirement

Jansher Khan took retirement in 2001 but decided to come back in 2007 however, the initial stages of his Parkinson’s disease took their toll and he was defeated in his first match. He was official diagnosed of Parkinson’s disease in 2011 and has been under treatment from then onwards. We have compiled a list of his World Open and British Open wins for our readers.[5] Jahansher khan took retirement

World Open final appearance

Year Opponent in final Score in final
1987 Chris Dittmar 9–5, 9–4, 4–9, 9–6
1989 Chris Dittmar 7–15, 6–15, 15–4, 15–11, 15–10
1990 Chris Dittmar 15–8, 17–15, 13–15, 15–5
1992 Chris Dittmar 15–11, 15–9, 10–15, 15–6
1993 Jahangir Khan 14–15, 15–9, 15–5, 15–5
1994 Peter Marshall 10–15, 15–11, 15–8, 15–4
1995 Del Harris 15–10, 17–14, 16–17, 15–8
1996 Rodney Eyles 15–13, 17–15, 11–15, 15–3
Runners-up (1) 
Year Opponent in final Score in final
1988 Jahangir Khan 6–9, 2–9, 2–9

Retirement and after squash

Jansher Khan
Jansher Khan
Jansher officially announced his retirement from squash in 2001. He won a total of 99 professional titles and was ranked the World No. 1 for over 10 years. In August 2007, Jansher announced that he was coming out of retirement to play in a Professional Squash Association tournament in London in October 2007. He said in a news conference that the reason for his comeback was that, "I feel I am mentally and physically fit to play the international circuit for another three to four years". He lost in the opening round of the event to England's Scott Handley 11–9, 6–11, 6–11 0–11.In October 2011, It was revealed that Jansher was suffering from Parkinson's disease.