Jansher Khan

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Jansher Khan
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Jansher Khan in happy mood.jpeg
Personal information
Native nameجان شیر خان
Nickname(s)King Khan, The Punisher
Born (1969-06-15) June 15, 1969 (age 49)
Peshawar, Pakistan
Occupation
 • National Head Squash Coach [2]
(2010–2011)

 • Advisor to the President of the Pakistan Squash Federation[3]
(2010–2012), (2015–2018)

Years active1986–2018
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Jansher Khan
Spouse(s)
• Violet Sough (m.1986; div.1989)

• Naseem (m.1989)
• Shumila (m.2010)

Children
5, including Kamran Khan
Sport
Country Pakistan
SportSquash
Rank
From the Pakistan Government

1988 • Pride of Performance[1]
1993 • Sitara-i-Imtiaz[1]
1997 • Hilal-e-Imtiaz[1]

World Open

British Open

Hong Kong Open

World Super Series

Pakistan Open

1987 – 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997

1987, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997

1993, 1994, 1997, 1998
FederationPakistan Squash Federation
Turned pro1986
RetiredSeptember 2002
Achievements and titles
Highest world rankingNo. 1 (January 1988 till December 2000)
Updated on August 24, 2018.

Jansher Khan (Urdu: جان شیر خان‎; born 15 June 1969, in Peshawar, Pakistan[4]) is a former World No. 1 professional Pakistani squash player. During his career he won the World Open a record eight times, and the British Open six times. Jansher Khan's retirement brought an end to nearly 50 years of domination by Pakistan in the sport of squash.[5]

Career[edit]

He won the World Junior Squash Championship title in 1986 and the senior World Open title in 1987, by beating Australia's Chris Dittmar in the final.[citation needed] Jansher officially announced his retirement from squash in 2001.[citation needed] Jansher was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in late 2011.[6]

World Open final appearances[edit]

  • 8 titles & 1 runner-up
Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1987 Birmingham, England Australia Chris Dittmar 9–5, 9–4, 4–9, 9–6
Runner-up 1988 Amsterdam, Netherlands Pakistan Jahangir Khan 9-6, 9-2, 9-2
Winner 1989 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Australia Chris Dittmar 7–15, 6–15, 15–4, 15–11, 15–10
Winner 1990 Toulouse, France Australia Chris Dittmar 15–8, 17–15, 13–15, 15–5
Winner 1992 Johannesburg, South Africa Australia Chris Dittmar 15–11, 15–9, 10–15, 15–6
Winner 1993 Karachi, Pakistan Pakistan Jahangir Khan 14–15, 15–9, 15–5, 15–5
Winner 1994 Barcelona, Spain England Peter Marshall 10–15, 15–11, 15–8, 15–4
Winner 1995 Nicosia, Cyprus England Del Harris 15–10, 17–14, 16–17, 15–8
Winner 1996 Karachi, Pakistan Australia Rodney Eyles 15–13, 17–15, 11–15, 15–3

Major World Series final appearances[edit]

Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1987 London, England Pakistan Jahangir Khan 9–6, 9–0, 9–5
Runner-up 1991 London, England Pakistan Jahangir Khan 2–9, 9–4, 9–4, 9–0
Winner 1992 London, England Australia Chris Robertson 9–7, 10–9, 9–5
Winner 1993 London, England Australia Chris Dittmar 9–6, 9–5, 6–9, 9–2
Winner 1994 London, England Australia Brett Martin 9–1, 9–0, 9–10, 9–1
Winner 1995 Cardiff, Wales England Peter Marshall 15–4, 15–4, 15–5
Winner 1996 Cardiff, Wales Australia Rodney Eyles 15–13, 15–8, 15–10
Winner 1997 Cardiff, Wales Scotland Peter Nicol 17–15, 9–15, 15–12, 8–15, 15–8
Runner-up 1998 Birmingham, England Scotland Peter Nicol 17–16, 15–4, 15–5
Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1987 Hong Kong Australia Chris Dittmar 9-6, 9-2, 9-5
Winner 1988 Hong Kong Australia Chris Dittmar 15-11, 9-15, 15-6, 12-15, 15-1
Winner 1989 Hong Kong Australia Chris Dittmar 15-8, 16-17, 15-2, 15-6
Winner 1990 Hong Kong Australia Chris Robertson 15-6, 14-15, 15-10, 15-5
Winner 1991 Hong Kong Australia Trisatan Nancarrow 16-17, 15-6, 15-17, 15-4, 15-5
Winner 1994 Hong Kong Scotland Peter Nicol 15-7, 15-10, 15-6
Winner 1995 Hong Kong Australia Brett Martin 15-12, 15-7, 15-3
Runner-up 1996 Hong Kong Australia Rodney Eyles 15-10, 15-10, 15-5
Winner 1997 Hong Kong Canada Jonathon Power 14-15, 15-12, 15-7, 15-2
Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1987 Pakistan Pakistan Jahangir Khan 1-9, 9-1, 10-8, 9-5, 9-0
Runner-up 1988 Pakistan Pakistan Jahangir Khan 16-17, 10-15, 15-9, 15-9, 15-7
Runner-up 1989 Pakistan Pakistan Jahangir Khan 15-11, 15-12, 15-10
Winner 1990 Pakistan Pakistan Jahangir Khan 9-2, 4-9, 9-2, 9-2
Runner-up 1991 Pakistan Pakistan Jahangir Khan 9-15, 15-10, 15-10, 15-5
Winner 1992 Pakistan Pakistan Jahangir Khan 15-13, 15-5, 15-12
Winner 1994 Pakistan England Peter Marshall 14-15, 15-14, 15-10, 9-15, 15-6
Winner 1995 Pakistan Australia Rodney Eyles 15-9, 15-12, 15-8
Winner 1997 Pakistan Australia Anthony Hill 15-11, 15-7, 15-8
Outcome Year Location Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1993 Zurich, Switzerland Australia Chris Dittmar 15-10, 10-15, 15-13, 15-8
Winner 1994 Zurich, Switzerland England Peter Marshall 8-15, 15-8, 15-7, 15-9
Winner 1997 Hatfield, England Australia Brett Martin 9-7, 9-5, 9-2
Winner 1998 Hatfield, England England Simon Parke 15-12, 13-15, 15-11, 15-10
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jahangir Khan
Chris Dittmar
World No. 1
January 1988 – January 1998
Succeeded by
Peter Nicol
David Palmer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Pakistan Sports Board / Awards / Squash". www.sports.gov.pk. Pakistani Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism / Pakistani Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (2011). Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Janshers appointment as national squash coach welcomed". The Nation. 22 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Jansher appointed advisor to President PSF". Aaj News. 21 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Jansher Khan". Britannica. Britannica.com. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  5. ^ Sansom, Ian. "Great dynasties of the world: The Khans". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Jansher Khan diagnosed with Parkinson's disease". The Times of India. The Times Group. Retrieved 19 March 2016.

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