Émile Ali Khan

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMusood “Émile”•Ali Khan
Used nameÉmile•Ali Khan
Born6 June 1902 in Battle, East Sussex, England (GBR)
Measurements180 cm / 69 kg
AffiliationsAS Cannes, Cannes (FRA)
NOC France


Émile Ali Khan started athletics at the US du Lycée Massena in Nice, where he studied. He then joined Nice Sports Athlétique, then US de Villefranche-sur-Mer, and eventually AS Cannes. He was 1920 French champion in the 100 metres, which earned him his Olympic spot. In Bordeaux he equaled the world record in the 60 metres with a time of 6.8. At the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics, Ali Khan qualified for the 100 metre final and placed fifth, recording his personal best of 10.8 in the semi-finals, but he won a silver medal with the French 4x100 relay team, beaten only by the United States. Later that summer Ali Khan ran the 100 and 4x100 in a tri-meet against Sweden and the USA. He finished his individual career in 1921 but continued to run relay races.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.8 (1920).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Émile Ali Khan
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 5
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) France 2 Silver


Did not die 12 May 1960 - this was Prince Ali Salomone Khan. Date is often recorded for him, though.