Goshpi Avari

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Goshpi Avari is an Pakistani Asian Games gold medallist in sailing.[1][2] She won the medal with her husband, Byram at the 1982 Games.[1] She was the first and until recently (2010), the only Pakistani woman to have won a gold medal at a major international competition.[3]


Avari is married to Byram and the couple have three children together including Xerxes also an Asian Games competitor for Pakistan.


Avari won a gold medal in 'enterprise class' yachting at the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, India[1][2] where she was the only female competitor in the sport.[3]



  1. ^ a b c History Karachi Yacht Club. Retrieved 20 November 2010
  2. ^ a b 9th Asian Games Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 22 November 2010
  3. ^ a b Goshpi Avari holds a unique record The News 7 January 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  4. ^ PR. NO. 192, PRESS RELEASE, Islamabad August 14, 2010 Press Information Department, GoP, Islamabad. Retrieved 29 March 2011.