Inder Singh (field hockey)

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Inder Singh
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Personal information
Born 25 February 1944
Faridkot, Punjab, India
Died 19 August 2001 (aged 57)
Italy
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Field hockey
Club Indian Railways

Inder "Gogi" Singh (25 February 1944 – 19 August 2001) was an Indian hockey player who represented India in the 1968 Summer Olympics.[1]

Nicknamed "Gogi", Singh was born in Faridkot which has produced many players of repute. He received his early education in Balbir High School, Faridkot, an institution which boasted of well-maintained hockey and football grounds. Since hockey was the most popular game, Inder honed his skill under ideal conditions. Having gained proficiency in hockey, Inder Singh was offered a job in the Railways. He represented the institution’s team in various tournaments of the country. His outstanding performance while playing in the inside-left position was noticed and Inder soon found himself in the national team. In the Mexico Olympics, his performance came in for special mention.

Married to Gianna, an Italian citizen, Inder Singh settled in Italy after relinquishing his job in the Railways. His wife, Gianna, was also a national level hockey player of her country. After emigrating to Italy he played a major role in establishing a hockey club at Bra, a small town in northern Italy, which also had an Astro-Turf. Both Inder and Gianna continued to inspire youngsters with their achievements. Their daughter, Jasbir, followed in their footsteps and has earned a place in the Italian national team. The couple was also blessed with one son, Joginder.

He died of cancer on 19 August 2001.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gogi Singh". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.