KHAN Jan < Back  
Sport Lawn Bowls
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 25 Apr 1958 in Rotorua, NZL
Height1.60 m
Weight 73 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Christchurch, NZL
Occupation Carer
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started playing with her family.
Why this sport? After being diagnosed with breast cancert at age 29 her doctor advised her to take it easy for a year. So she gave up netball and indoor basketball and started to play bowls instead.
Club / Team Christchurch: Christchurch, NZL
International Debut
Year 1999
Competing for New Zealand
General Interest
Nicknames Chilli (nzherald.co.nz, 08 Jan 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning two national fours titles with her mother and sister. (nzherald.co.nz, 08 Jan 2010)
Hero / Idol Cricketer Richard Hadlee and rugby player Sid Going. (nzherald.co.nz, 08 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Be yourself, relax and enjoy....People ask who I am about to play and most of the time all I know is what rink I am on. I never worry about who I am playing." (nzherald.co.nz, 08 Jan 2010)
Famous relatives Her mother, Millie, and sister, Marina, have represented New Zealand in bowls. (nzherald.co.nz, 08 Jan 2010)
Other information BRONZE
She won bronze at the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games. (New Zealand Commonwealth Games Guides, 2010)