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Mosharraf Khan

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Mosharraf Khan in Marine Stadium after completing the 10 km Swim Across America race in Long Beach, California
Mosharraf Khan and his family and friends after the Swim Across America event in Long Beach, California
Mosharraf H. Khan with Michael Read of the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Long Beach, California

Mosharraf H. Khan is a pool and open water swimmer from Dhamaran, Bangladesh who completed the English Channel and was one of the top masters swimmers in the 10 km marathon swim at the Swim Across America Long Beach event held in Long Beach, California on 23 September 2012.

He was also the General Secretary of the Bangladesh Swimming Federation and is a member of the Bangladesh Olympic Association, the English Channel Swimming Association, chairman of the South Asia Long Distance Swimming Association, chairman of the South Asia Masters Swimming Association, treasurer for the South Asia Swimming Federation, vice chairman of the Technical Open Water Swimming Committee for the Asian Amateur Swimming Federation, President of the Munshigonj Swimming Club and the Dhaka Aquatics, and the member of the Asian Swimming Federation Executive Committee, and a FINA referee.

Pool Swimming Career[edit]

Khan has taken part in 96 national events, setting 64 national records in Bangladesh. He has competed in 43 international competitions, winning 44 gold, silver and bronze medals.

He captured 7 medals, including 5 gold and 2 silver, at the 2nd SAAF Games held in Dhaka in 1985. He also won a gold medal at the World Masters Swimming Games in Arhooz, Denmark, at the Pan Pacific Masters Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, U.S.A., and at the World Masters Swimming Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

He won 2 silver medals at the 1st Asian Swimming Championships.

He participated in the Olympic Solidarity Course in Hong Kong, Moscow, and Australia as well as numerous other aquatic and lifeguard courses in America.

Awards[edit]

Khan has received numerous government medals and recognition for his contributions to swimming.

He was nominated for and won the Best Swimmer of the Year by the Bangladesh Sports Writers Association in 1973, and as the Best Swimmer of the Year by the sports journalists in 1983. He was nominated for the Best Player of the Year by the Bangladesh Sports Writers Association in 1978.

He won the highest sports award in Bangladesh in 1977 for making contributions to swimming at the national and international level.

He was awarded the Cornilla District gold medal in 1977 and the Mahbub Ullah - Zebunnessa gold medal in 1983.

He was nominated for the Best Player of the Year and Best Sportsman in South Asia in 1985 by the Bangladesh Sports Writers Association.

He received the Shudhijon Baishakhi medal in 1988.

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