Jahangir: The true squash professional

Statistics do not always do justice to the greatness of a sportsman. However, in the case of this Pakistani legend, just the numbers are enough to position him at the top of the list of greatest squash players.

jahangir khan as a boy

Early Years

Jahangir won his first World Championship trophy at the age of just 17. By defeating the squash legend Geoff Hunt to win the event, he became the youngest ever World Champion ever. Over the next six years Jahangir won four more World Championship crowns and five British Open triumphs.

jahangir khan in action

The action man

With 555 successive wins, 10 British Open titles and six World Championship crowns, the dominance of Jahangir Khan over the sport is unmatched. In fact, the 555 successive wins is the longest recorded winning streak in any top-level professional sport.

jahangir khan with trophy

Jahangir the victorious

After losing the 1986 World Championship final to New Zealander Ross Norman, Jahangir re-commenced his reign at the top by wining the same event in 1988 and five British Open trophies between 1987-1991. Jahangir retired from professional squash in 1993 after helping Pakistan win the World Team Championships. He later served as President of the World Squash Federation (WSF) between 2002-2008.

For more details see Jahangir's Wikipedia page