Balbir Singh - Hockey - INDIA
(Triple Gold Olympian and Victorious Olympic Captain)
-1948 - London Olympic Games Gold Medal
-1952 - Helsinki Olympic Games Gold Medal
-1956 - Melbourne Olympic Games - Captain Gold Medal (Olympic Records)
-Record-1: Most goals in any Olympic Final- 5 of 6 at Helsinki in 1952.
-Record-2: Most goals in any Olympic semi- final & final both: 8 of 9 in 1952.
-Record-3: Only hockey player in the world today who is a Triple Gold Olympian &
Victorious Olympic Captain.
-1948 - London: Played two matches and scored 8 of 13 goals including first 2 in
the final against Great Britain in 7th and 15th minutes.
-1952 - Helsinki: Played three matches and scored 9 of 13 goals including all 3 in the
semifinal against Great Britain in 1st, 14th & 26th minutes and 5 of 6 in the final against Holland in 5th, 9th, 33rd, 45th & 65th minutes.
-1954 - Singapore and Malaysia tour: Scored 83 of 121 goals in 16 matches - Captain.
-1955 - New Zealand and Australia tour: Scored 141 of 203 goals in 37 matches.
-1956 - Melbourne: Captained the national team that scored Independent India’s only
Golden Hat Trick in Olympic Games.
(Chief Coach and Manager of the following medal winning Indian National Teams)
-1962 - Ahmedabad International Gold medal
-1971 - Barcelona World Cup Bronze medal
-1975 - Kuala Lumpur World Cup Gold medal
-1982 -Amsterdam Champions’ Trophy Bronze medal
-1982 - Melbourne Esanda Cup Silver Medal
-1977 - Chandigarh - The Golden Hat Trick Autobiography
-2008 - New Delhi - The Golden Yardstick A Training Manual
-Released by : - Dr. Manmohan Singh Hon’ble Prime Minister.
-1952 - Helsinki - Flag bearer Indian Olympic Contingent
-1956 - Melbourne - Flag bearer Indian Olympic Contingent
-1957 - New Delhi - Recipient of Padma Shri award
-1982 - New Delhi - Indian Sportsman of the century
- Opinion poll conducted by the daily Patriot
-1982 - New Delhi - Lit the sacred flame at the Asian Games Opening Ceremony.
-2006 - New Delhi - All time best Sikh hockey player- adjudged by a committee presided over by former chief justice of India.
- Won Intervarsity, Inter State & Nationals for record number of times each (Guest of Honour at many international sports events including)
- 1980 - Moscow - Olympic Games
- 1986 - London - World Cup
- 1995 - Berlin - Champions Trophy
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Hockey has been my first love since childhood. Whatever I am today is due to Indian hockey. For my introduction please check the “about me” section of my blog. The entire credit for the achievements enlisted in it goes to my parents/family, my teachers/coaches and last but not the least my teammates at different stages of my life.