Kulbir Bhaura

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Kulbir Bhaura
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Born 15 October 1955
Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Kulbir Singh Bhaura (born 15 October 1955) is an Indian former field hockey player.

He was a member of the gold winning Great Britain squad at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. Four years earlier, at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, he secured the bronze medal with his team. Bhaura was also a member of the Silver medal winning team in 1986 World cup in London and 1987 European Cup in Moscow. He played at international level for nine years for England and Great Britain. [1] [2] A proud moment was when he was selected to represent World XI to play against Australia in 1987.

Bhaura was born in Jullundur, Punjab,India and came to England around the mid 1960s. After winning gold in 1988, he started working within the hockey industry, in marketing and developing equipment. He has visited hockey factories in India and Pakistan, developing his own range of hockey and cricket equipment under the brand name Pantheon. He was also involved in developing goalkeeping equipment and owned a ball manufacturing plant, "Chingford Balls". Bhaura now owns THE PRO SHOP, specialising in hockey equipment and team-wear, based in Brentford (W London) and Hitchin (Hertfordshire). He is a European Distributor of the Gryphon Hockey brand since 1996.

Bhaura is a prominent member of the Indian Gymkhana club based in Osterley in W London and continues to play and coach hockey there to this day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Reference". Retrieved 8 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kulbir Singh Bhaura". Retrieved 20 November 2014.