Jahangir Khan remembers the 1989 WSF World Team Championships when Australia beat Pakistan

Hong Kong, now coached by Australian Chris Robertson, produced a major upset yesterday that the WSF World Team Championships in Marseille – Chris was a fierce competitor and a member of the Australian team that beat Pakistan in the 1989 final.

Pakistan had a very strong team and alongside myself were represented by Jansher Khan, Umar Hayat Khan and Zarak Jahan Khan.
In our pool matches we beat New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, Scotland and France, and continued our fine form with wins over Egypt and England in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively.
However Australia brought our winning run to an end – Chris Robertson defeated Zarak Jahan Khan 3-9 10-9 9-2 9-2, Rodney Martin beat Jansher Khan 9-10 9-3 9-6 9-1 and I lost to Chris Dittmar 9-6 5-9 3-9 0-9.
Jahangir Khan is a man whose name is synonymous with squash. A man universally recognised as the world’s greatest ever player and an athlete who transcended his sports to be acknowledged as world’s greatest ever sportsman. A man who set the bar so high, precious few others have come close, never mind surpass his achievements.
Through courage, determination and personal sacrifice, Jahangir Khan overcame personal tragedy to dominate and ultimately transcend the world’s most physically demanding sport. Throughout his record breaking career,
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Jahangir Khan used UNSQUASHABLE rackets throughout his record breaking career.