Jaswant Singh Rajput

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Jaswant Singh Rajput
Personal information
Born c. 1926
Delhi, British India
Died 28 January 2015(2015-01-28) (aged 88–89)
Kolkata, India
Playing position Centre-half
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Bhowanipore
1952–? Mohun Bagan
National team
India

Jaswant Singh Rajput (c. 1926 – 28 January 2015) was an Indian field hockey player who played as a center-half in the Indian team. At the club level, he played for Bhowanipore and Mohun Bagan. Known for his dribbling skills and ball control, he won gold medals with the Indian team at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics.[1]

Career[edit]

Singh began playing as a left-half during his school days in Delhi, and represented the Delhi University at the time. Spotted by the selectors, he was named in the Indian team for the 1948 Summer Olympics, and went on to win the gold medal. He won the gold medal with the team again at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki. At the club level, he played for Bhowanipore before moving to Mohun Bagan in 1952. With Bagan, he won the Beighton Cup.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey is now more about power than skill: Olympian Jaswant Rajput". NDTV. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Hockey Olympian Jaswant Singh Rajput passes away". The Hindu. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2015. 

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