Pride of Pakistan: Kiran Khan

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Pride of Pakistan: Kiran Khan
Shukriya Pakistan

Kiran Khan is the first Pakistani female swimmer to represent the country at an international platform.

With her super competitive spirit and commitment to success, Kiran has won 327 medals in national tournaments and 47 medals internationally in different swimming competitions.

In a male-dominated society, the ‘golden girl’ Kiran made her presence felt during 28th National Games in 2001 when as an 11-year-old, she claimed 7 Gold, 3 Silver, and 3 Bronze during the campaign.

Kiran, who had to impersonate as a boy for four years when she was young for proper training with boys, called the best moments of her career when she defeated an Indian opponent in 2007.

After her constant struggle and success, she went on to represent Pakistan at Beijing Olympics 2008, becoming the first female swimmer of the country to compete at the level.

Kiran Khan is the youngest recipient of Tamgha-i-Imtiaz for her incredible performances as a swimmer for Pakistan.

Realizing the importance of lack of female swimming instructors in Pakistan, Kiran has also started swimming academy for girls in Lahore.

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