This is Zahab Khan, the girl who won Sindh Squash Championships 6 times in a row for which she was rewarded with a trophy from the squash legend Jahangir Khan.
Zahab started playing squash when she was 15 years old and is recognized to have gotten inspiration from her father, who was also active in sports. Zahab’s family has offered endless support to her and the father finances her travelling and equipment expenses.
Zahab Khan participated in Squash tournaments both nationally and internationally. Here is a list of trophies she has achieved nationally:
- 3RD INTER PROVINCIAL GAMES, PESHAWAR-2008 ( SILVER MEDAL)
- KARACHI GAMES -2011(GOLD MEDAL)
- PSO KARACHI GAMES -2012 (SILVER MEDAL)
- NATIONAL GAMES-2012 (SILVER MEDAL)
- ALL PAKISTAN HEC INTERVARCITY SQUASH WOMANS CHAMPIONSHIP-2016(1ST POSITION)
- QUAID E AZAM INTER PROVINCIAL GAMES -2016 (GOLD MEDAL)
- ALL PAKISTAN HEC INTERVARCITY SQUASH WOMANS CHAMPIONSHIP-2016(2ND POSITION)
Here is a list of the events she has participated internationally, and made us proud at a global level:
- WISPA NEPAL OPEN-2010 (QUARTER FINAL)
- ASF – JORDAN JUNIOR OPEN SQUASH -2012 (WINNER/CHAMPION)
- LAGOS INTERNATIONAL SQUASH CLASSIC -2014 (MAIN ROUND)
- BAHRIA TOWN INTERNATIONAL WOMANS SQUASH TOURNAMENT-2014(MAIN ROUND)
- BAHRIA TOWN INTERNATIONAL WOMANS SQUASH TOURNAMENT-2015(MAIN ROUND)
- MALAYSIA TOUR SQUASH VIII-2015(MAIN ROUND)
- MALAYSIA TOUR SQUASH IX-2015(PRE QUALIFY ROUND)
- MALAYSIA TOUR SQUASH X-2015(QUALIFY ROUND)
When we spoke to Zahab about her aims, here is what she said: “I aim towards becoming a stronger person and polishing my sportsmanship”. She further added, “I also want to conquer the title of being the only female in sport’s category with the longest hair”. She claims that it her dream to set a world record for being the only girl in the sports category for having the longest hair. Lastly she said, “I want to make a sports academy in the future in order to train, motivate and support those who want to take part in sports.”
Zahab is an inspiration for many young girls who want to take part in sports. She is and will continue to make Pakistan proud with her achievements.