Shabana Akhtar

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Shabana Akhtar
Medal record
Women's Athletics
Representing  Pakistan
South Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1995 Madras Long Jump

Shabana Akhtar (born April 5, 1972)[1][2] is an Olympic athlete from Pakistan. She became Pakistan's first woman to compete at the Olympics when she took part in the women's long jump at the 1996 Olympics.[3]

She is a 42-time Pakistan national champion, having won the 100m and 200m dashes from 1989–1998, and from 1992–1998 the 400 metres, long jump, high jump, 4 × 100 m Relay and 4x400 Relay.[4]

She represented Pakistan at the:


  1. ^ Akhtar's profile from the IAAF; retrieved 2011-01-24
  2. ^ Akhtar's bio from; retrieved 2011-01-24
  3. ^ Pakistan's female athlete hopes to uphold Olympic spirit, published sometime in 2008; retrieved in 2011-01-24.
  4. ^ Akhtar's entry from the 1998 Pakistan Sports Board awards; retrieved 2011-01-24.