Today we are going to talk about one of the greatest Indian hockey players who contributed a lot in Indian hockey. He could have become the only Indian, a Sikh, to represent India in five successive Olympic Games but that was not to be, injury prevented him from acquiring that honor. He is the only Indian player who has donned national colors in four successive Olympics.
This man has dedicated and devoted his entire life to sports and still, he maintains himself as fit. His professional career began with the Punjab Police and later on he tended the B.S.E His international career in hockey started in 1949 in afghanistan and he remained an indispensable part of the Indian team till 64. During his one and half decade long career, he was the captain of the Iain team thrice -1953, 1959, 1961.
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Won the gold medal in Team competition at the 1952 Olympic Games which were held in Helsinki.
Captained the Indian Hockey Federation team in the 1955 Warsaw tour and the 1959 East Africa Tour.
Bagged a gold medal in Team competition at the 1956 Olympic Games, held in Melbourne, Australia.
Roped in a silver medal at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games which were held in Rome.
Captured the gold medal in Team competition at the 1964 Olympic Games, held in Tokyo, Japan.
Awarded the Arjuna Award in the year 1965.
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He regards his keen eyesight , and his ability to dodge the opponent with great speed as the assets which enable him to achieve success in hockey at the highest level and feels that diet , exercises , regular practice , hard work and simple life habits enabled him to build up the speed , stamina and hockey skills , he possessed. . It is the hard work which ultimately pays in the end . Love not only the , but also your hockey stick and the ground . If you love the ground , the ground will in return give you all the success.
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