Gule Sheikh

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Gule Sheikh
BornAugust 13, 1976
OccupationFitness Competitor
Years active2003–present
Known forFirst Pakistani Fitness Competitor
WebsiteOfficial Site

Gulé Sheikh (born August 13, 1976)[1][2] is the first Pakistani body building fitness competitor in the world.[3] Belonging to Lahore, Pakistan she has succeeded with a pivotal role in a male dominated industry. She is also one of the first women of Pakistani descent[1] to be in body building competition. Gulé is a certified personal trainer and fitness competitor.[4]

Biography[edit]

Gule Sheikh[5] was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She moved to Toronto in 1998 where she attended school and university to pursue Software Development and an aggressive career in Technology.[6] After several years of an unhealthy lifestyle and her development of adult asthma she became interested in nutrition and exercise. With a competitive streak, Sheikh realized that she was more interested in fitness competitions[2] and strictly began her journey in pushing towards her goals.

Today, she is the first Pakistani[7] female fitness competitor, where she has won 1st place in two competitions back to back within two weeks. She has quickly become a South Asian role model in health and wellness.[8] She is active in various fitness competitions in Canada and the USA.

Competitions[edit]

Competition Rank
UFE MAYHEM 2009[3] 14
2011 IDFA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS & PRO UNIVERSE 1
UFE MAYHEM 2011 5
OPA 2011[9] 1

Other[edit]

Gule Sheikh has also judged the Miss Pakistan World[10] pageant in 2010, 2011 and 2013. She has taken part in marathons, one being the Asthma Marathon Challenge.[11] She was the official host[12] of the Miss Pakistan World 2011 and 2013[13] beauty pageant held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.southasianfocus.ca/news/worlds-first-female-pakistani-fitness-model-rises-to-new-heights/ Archived 2012-12-09 at the Wayback Machine South Asian Focus
  2. ^ a b http://www.prlog.org/11718241-gule-sheikh-first-pakistani-fitness-competitor.html PR Log
  3. ^ a b http://ufeshows.com/0/?page_id=1653 Archived 2012-04-25 at the Wayback Machine UFE SHOWS
  4. ^ http://www.ethnicnow.com/channels/sport/press-release/4/6598/gule-sheikh-pakistans-first-woman-body-builder.html Ethnic Now
  5. ^ http://www.bramptonupdate.ca/2012/03/23/world%E2%80%99s-first-female-pakistani-fitness-model-rises-to-new-heights/ Brampton Update
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-09. Retrieved 2012-03-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ http://www.desifashionista.com/?p=1811 Archived 2012-04-25 at the Wayback Machine Desi Fashionista
  9. ^ http://www.canadabodybuilding.com/showthread.php?22033-2011-OPA-Kitchener-Waterloo-Oktoberfest-Classic-Results OPA 2011
  10. ^ http://www.southasianoutlook.com/issues/2010/september/another_successul_miss_pakistan_world_pageant_despite.html South Asian Outlook
  11. ^ http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/who-says-you-cant-run-if-you-have-asthma-775624.htm Marketwire
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2014-10-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Three beauty Queens to be present at MR/Miss Pakistan world 2013 | Pakistan Today".
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-24. Retrieved 2014-03-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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