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Anwar Ahmed Khan

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Height  1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight  82 kg (181 lb)

Sport  Field hockey
Name  Anwar Khan
Born  24 September 1933Bhopal, India
Died  2 May 2014 (aged 80)Karachi, Pakistan

Olympedia – Anwar Ahmed Khan

Anwar Ahmed "Anu" Khan (24 September 1933 – 2 May 2014) was a Pakistani field hockey player who won one gold medal (in 1960 Summer Olympics at Rome) and two silver medals at the 1956–1964 Olympics, as well as gold medals at the Asian Games in 1958 and 1962.

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Early life and career

Khan was born in India to Mohammad Hashim Khan and Noor Jehan begum, a fifth child among five brothers and one sister. He started playing hockey in India and continued after his family moved to Karachi, Pakistan, in 1950–51, becoming a national team member in 1954. He retired from competitions in 1966, and then until 1993 worked at the Pakistan Customs, where he was employed since 1955. In parallel, he assisted the Pakistan Hockey Federation as manager of senior and junior teams and member of selection committee. He helped the senior team to win a silver at the 1975 World Cup, a gold at the 1974 Asian Games, and a silver at the 1986 Asian Games, whereas the junior team won bronze at the 1982 World Cup.

Awards and recognition

  • Tamgha-e-Imtiaz Award (Medal of Excellence Award) by the President of Pakistan
  • References

    Anwar Ahmed Khan Wikipedia