Born in a Pashtun family in 1990 in South Waziristan, a tribal region bordering Afghanistan, Maria is currently ranked 54th in the world, and is Pakistan No. 1. The only way Maria could play sport as a woman was to disguise herself as a boy. When her gender was revealed in order for her to train professionally in squash, Maria and her family received death and kidnap threats as her actions were perceived as 'un-Islamic.' The Pakistani national squash federation provided security for her home and training venue, however Maria decided it was a safer option to seek an opportunity to train internationally.Maria lives and trains in Toronto, Canada, under former professional squash player Jonathon Power.
Burka Avenger on a Squash Court ;). https://t.co/omDXwIBF8C
by @MariaToorpakai - 2 hours ago
Will be on #daytimeTO at 10 AM with @ShayGalor & Chris Lang. @ROGERStvToronto @LangMarketing @GirlUnboundFilm.... https://t.co/HsNSsXen2N
by @MariaToorpakai - 7 hours ago
RT @LadiesSquash: Last night #GraniteOpen
@MariaToorpakai bt @chloe_mesic 11-7, 11-4, 11-8
@CornettSamantha bt @FMoverley 2-11, 8-11, 11-7,…
by @MariaToorpakai - 8 hours ago
RT @LadiesSquash: 1/4 finals today #GraniteOpen
17:45 @eltorkynouran vs @M1ll1eT
18:30 @MariaToorpakai vs @CornettSamantha
RT @langmarketing: Don't forget to watch our Chairman, Chris Lang and Toronto based athlete @MariaToorpakai on #daytimeTO at 10 AM today!
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