Inder Singh (field hockey)
|Born||25 February 1944
Faridkot, Punjab, India
|Died||19 August 2001 (aged 57)
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
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.
- "Gogi Singh". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 24 September 2016. Retrieved 2 June 2016.
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