Manzoor Hussain Atif

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Not to be confused with Manzoor Hussain (field hockey)
Manzoor Hussain Atif
Personal information
Born 4 Sep 1928[1]
Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
Died 8 Dec 2008 at age 80[1]
Islamabad, Pakistan

Brigadier (R) Manzoor Hussain Atif (1928, Gujrat, Punjab – 2008) was a former secretary of Pakistan Hockey Federation and an Olympian in the game of field hockey.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Atif started as a soldier in the Pakistan Armed Forces and eventually reached the rank of a Brigadier before he retired from the army.[1] Later while Manzoor Hussain Atif was involved with the Pakistan Hockey Team, the team won one Olympic gold medal in (1960) and two Olympic silver medals in 1956 and again in 1964.[1] He is regarded as one of the most successful Olympians of Pakistan.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Death and legacy[edit]

Atif died on 8 Dec 2008 in Islamaabad, Pakistan at age 80.[3] He was a passionate person as a field hockey player as well as a Pakistan Hockey Team manager. Pakistan won its second Olympic gold medal at Mexico City in 1968 and then at Los Angeles in 1984 when he was their team manager.[3][4] He was a highly respected person in the field hockey world.[3] Qasim Zia and Asif Bajwa of the Pakistan Hockey Federation paid rich tributes to Atif at a memorial ceremony event held at Lahore, after his death. Qasim Zia said, "He was not only a pure administrator but also a very polite and humble person."[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/at/manzoor-hussain-atif-1.html, Profile of Manzoor Hussain Atif on sports-reference.com website, Retrieved 2 Dec 2016
  2. ^ http://nation.com.pk/lahore/21-Dec-2008/AHF-honours-Rehan-Brig-Atif, Lifetime Achievement Award for Atif by the Asian Hockey Federation on The Nation newspaper, Published 21 Dec 2008, Retrieved 3 Dec 2016
  3. ^ a b c http://www.dawn.com/news/926234/hockey-legend-manzoor-hussain-atif-dies, Dawn newspaper, Published 8 Dec 2008, Retrieved 2 Dec 2016
  4. ^ http://www.geosuper.tv/articles.asp?id=348, 'Pakistan back on top of the world with a hockey gold at Mexico', Geo Super TV Channel website, Retrieved 2 Dec 2016
  5. ^ http://nation.com.pk/lahore/14-Dec-2008/PHF-pays-rich-tributes-to-late-Brig-Atif, The Nation newspaper, Published 14 Dec 2008, Retrieved 3 Dec 2016

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