Kiran Khan (Sports Man)

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Kiran Khan is a Pakistani female swimmer .Kiran Was born on December 21, 1989 at Lahore. She has represented Pakistan on many International forums namely Asian games at very young age. Kiran Khan has swam for the Pakistani team in the Asian Games as well as the Commonwealth Games, in addition to several other international swimming meets including the 2008 Summer Olympics .  Kiran Khan won six silver and two bronze medals at Islamabad 2004 and another two silver and six bronze at Colombo 2006.After this performance she was named "Golden Girl" She revised Tamgha-E-Imtiaz in 2012.[1] Kiran Khan -  swimmer 
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Kiran Khan

  • In Urdu :

    کِرن خان

  • Native Name :

    Kiran

  • Famous As:

    Olympic swimmer

  • Nationality:

    Pakistani

  • Residence:

    Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Swimming

  • Records :

    400 meter freestyle Swimming and 200 meter individual medley

  • In 2007:

    Won a Gold medal in South Asian Swimming Championship

  • 3rd & 4th World Islamic Games:

    First ever female to wona Gold medal

  • Height:

    1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)

  • Weight:

    62 kg (137 lb)

  • Interesting Fact:

    One of the first international female swimmers of Pakistan

  • In 2001:

    First came to national attention at the 28th Pakistan National Games

  • 28th Pakistan National Games:

    She won 13 Medals

  • Gold medals In 2001:

    7 gold medals

  • Silver medals In 2001:

    3 silver medals

  • Bronze medals In 2001:

    3 bronze medals

  • Awards :

    Fatimah Jinnah Award By Pakistan Government In 2007

  • Born
  • Date:

    21 December 1990

  • Place:

    Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

  • Family
  • Ethnicity:

    Punjabi

  • Parents:

    Khalid Zaman (Former international swimmer)

Details

Kiran Khan won so many medals
Kiran Khan won so many medals

About

Pakistani swimmer who became a national sensation at the Pakistan National Games in 2001, winning seven gold medals despite being the youngest swimmer at the Games. In 2008, she received the Fatima Jinnah Youth Icon Award. [2] About - Kiran Khan

Before Fame

She was born in Lahore and began swimming at age three.

Trivia

She has broken Pakistani records in nearly every women's swimming event, including the 400 meter freestyle and 200 meter individual medley.

Family Life

She has been coached by her father, former international swimmer Khalid Zaman.

Associated With

She and English swimmer Adrian Turner both competed at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.

Legacy

Kiran Khan in South Asian Games
Kiran Khan in South Asian Games
Since 2007 till date, she is representing Pak Army at national level and have won many medals. It is always hard work that pays off at the end. Armed Forces are defenders of the frontiers and it is an honour for her to remain associated with Pak Army. she have so far won 80-100 medals at national level after having joined Pakistan Army team. Even while swimming deep into water under the surface, she always think of bringing respect to Pakistan and spirit of Army keeps her going swifter.

More Information About Kiran Khan

Black & White picture of Kiran Khan
Black & White picture of Kiran Khan

Early Life

Playing with water has been her passion since childhood. As a kid she was not inspired to swim but was attracted more to play in water with all her toys. However, as the time passed and she grew older, she learnt to swim and developed interest for the sport. Interestingly, her father, Khalid Zaman, who was also an international swimmer, wanted her to stay fit and to learn this game to the perfection. He taught her the techniques that put her hard work in correct direction, and was her first coach. The childhood had been full of physical activities. Sense of competition is another angle of her personality. Since the age of three, even at family level, they used to hold different sports’ competitions that kept them energized. [3] More Imformation About Kiran

Struggle

Kiran Khan win a medal
Kiran Khan win a medal
Swimming is a challenging sport which requires perfect physical fitness to compete at any level. Due to non availability of more swimming pools for females in Pakistan, it was even tougher for her. At the age of 11, during 2011, she represented Pakistan at international level in 3rd World Islamic Games and it was an unforgettable moment when she won two gold medals and hoisted green Pakistani Flag fluttering high. Taking part in Olympics and representing Pakistan worldwide was a dream that has now come true. That was the beginning of a wonderful journey which continues to-date.

Awarded with Tamgh-i-Imtiaz

Kiran Khan is belongs from Lahore
Kiran Khan is belongs from Lahore
Throughout her career as a professional swimmer, many ups and downs came but she never left the ground. Receiving the award of Tamgh-i-Imtiaz was an honour for Pakistan. This is the 4th biggest civil award and nomination came as a surprise. But she thank to Allah for bestowing her with many success .

National Records

A Personal photo of Kiran Khan
A Personal photo of Kiran Khan
She made a comeback and she created history by winning 15 gold medals, which is another national record. She managed to break the national record in the 50-metre freestyle event  with a time of 28.98 seconds, breaking Rubab Raza’s previous mark of 29.01 seconds.[4] National Records 

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