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Tameen Khan vows to make Pakistan proud in Olympics

Tameen Khan, the fastest female sprinter in Pakistan wishes to represent her country well by competing internationally, including at the Olympics.

In the most recent National Athletics Championship, Tameen won the 100-meter race by finishing in 11.86 seconds. In the national sporting competition, the competitor was representing the Pakistan Army.

I put in a lot of effort over the past few years to get this. I finished ahead of competitors who had been competing for ten years, the athlete claimed in an interview.

“I have been selected for international events as well. My target is to participate in the Olympics, Asian Games, Asian Athletics and South Asian Games and perform well for my country,” she Added.

Tameen hoped that she would be sent abroad to polish up her skills because Pakistan lacked adequate training facilities.

“I’m hopeful that after this performance I will be sent abroad for better training. Athletes need exposure and better facilities,”, she said.

Abdur Rehman Khan Gandapur, Tameen’s grandfather, was a sprinter as well, but he “could not compete at the highest level due to recurring injuries.” Abdul Khaliq, a well-known former sprinter from Pakistan, was also a “fan of her grandfather,” she continued.

Tameen is optimistic about continuing her grandfather’s contributions to the sport.

She also disregarded the idea that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa women can’t be talented athletes.

“Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has a lot of talent, in my opinion. In that area, more girls will start playing sports, especially if their parents encourage them to do so,” she added.

Abdur Rehman Khan Gandapur, Tameen’s grandfather, was a sprinter as well, but he “could not compete at the highest level due to recurring injuries.” Abdul Khaliq, a well-known former sprinter from Pakistan, was also a “fan of her grandfather,” she continued.

Tameen is optimistic about continuing her grandfather’s contributions to the sport.

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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.

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