Top 5 most Influential Pakistani Sportswomen Breaking the Taboo
Men are superior. It’s a man’s world. A woman can never be equal to men. These are common stereotypes which exist in our society. How normally we hear these words for some females in Pakistan; notwithstanding, there are some super solid sportswomen in our country for whom it is just an invalid expression.
While youthful Pakistani young ladies are regularly demoralized from sharing in games and games, there is a group of aspiring women that opposed all chances and hoped big. These expert sportswomen are the genuine pride of Pakistan for battling against predisposition in our general public and hence, they should be celebrated.
Here are few Pakistani women listed for their courage and bravery which made them outshine among others.
1: Sana Mir
Cricket which is the most played and liked game worldwide. And now cricket is not only associated to men but women are also doing marvellous things. The legendary Sana Mir has changed the face of women cricket in Pakistan. She was just five years old when she was exposed to her passion for the sport, idolizing famous cricket stars and fervently playing street cricket with her brothers.
She took a 360-degree turn and became a cricketer by profession by leaving engineering. Now the proud captain of the nation’s women cricket team, Sana stood unbeatable with a gold medal, but two times in Asian Games 2010 and 2014.
2: Samina Baig
Samina Khyal Baig turning her childhood fantasy of conquering mountains into a full-blown living reality is the world’s youngest Muslim woman and Pakistan’s first courageous female. 25 years old mountaineer has surpassed the seven summits, Mount McKinley, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, Carstensz Pyramid, Mount Aconcagua, Mount Vinson and Mount Everest. Baig hosted the green flag on icy peaks to prove to the world that Pakistani women are second to none in any field of life.
3: Maria Toorpakay Wazir
Maria Toorpakay Wazir is the gallant girl of Wana who broke all stereotypical walls to chase her passion for squash. Despite life-threats from extremists group, she worked hard to quench her thirst to play squash. Disguising herself as a boy, Maria used to play with her brothers on the streets of her volatile hometown.
Today the tomboy player boasts winning of 1st ever women’s event in the Nash Cup in Canada, Liberty Bell Open and the Southwest Squash Open. Currently, she is ranked 47th in the world.
4: Hajra Khan
An energetic young girl just 14, Hajra Khan claimed endless victories in soccer. She is the one who is consistently bagging top scorer awards at different tournaments. The winner of 2011’s South Asian Beach Games held in Sri Lanka, Hajra is also the only athlete in the history of Pakistan’s women football to record 100 goals in her club career.
She has proved herself as the finest football player and a bonafide role model for women in sports industry and those who wish to be. She surely achieved in her career what many fail to do in such a short time. Nobody could stop Khan to fly over borders and shine internationally.
5: Naseem Hameed
Silencing sarcastic tongues of the society, she rose to fame as South Asia’s fastest woman. Winning the 100-metre in mere 11.81 seconds at South Asian Federation Games (SAF) 2010, the “Queen of Tracks” records glorious 12 years as an athlete. Now she is serving as a coach at Aman Foundation and also trains underprivileged children in Korangi.