Munir Sadiq

Munir Sadiq (born 23 February 1955) is a former Pakistani three times Asian Games gold medalist in sailing having won his first at the 1978 Bangkok Games.[1][2] With a silver medal in the open enterprise class at the 1998 Asian Games, Sadiq became the first sailor to win 5 medals at the Asian Games.[3]

Early life and education

Sadiq completed his intermediate from Cadet College, Petaro in 1973.[2]


On leaving Petaro, he joined Pakistan Navy.[2] After retiring from the Pakistan Navy, He moved to the UAE to join the UAE's Rashin bin Saeed Al Al Maktoum Naval College.

Sailing career

Munir started sailing during his time in the Navy. In 1978, he partnered with Byram Avari to win Pakistan's first sailing gold in the Enterprise class at the Asian Games. He went on to win two more golds with a new partner, Muhammad Zakaullah, winning at the 1986 Asian Games at Seoul, South Korea and 1990 Asian Games in Beijing, China.[1][2] Pakistan's dominance at these Games was ended when at the 1994 Hiroshima Games, he was relegated to the silver with a new partner, Mamoon Sadiq.[1][2]


Sadiq is married with two children.[2] Son is Arsalan Sadiq and daughter Nowayrah Sadiq.



  1. Pakistan has impressive record in sailing: Asian Games in perspective Dawn. 22 November 2006. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  2. Munir Sadiq Archived 20 September 2010 at the Wayback Machine Cadet College Petaro. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  3. Pakistan Archived 18 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine Incheon Asian Games 2014 Official website. Retrieved 20 September 2014

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