Samiullah Khan (field hockey)

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Medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  Pakistan
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Montreal Team competition
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1970 Bangkok Team competition
Gold medal – first place 1974 Tehran Team competition
Gold medal – first place 1978 Bangkok Team competition

Samiullah Khan (Urdu: سمیع اللہ خان; born September 6, 1951, in Bahawalpur) is a former field hockey player from Pakistan, who was nicknamed The Flying Horse because of his great speed. He is a former and veteran player of the Olympic Games.[1][2]

Career[edit]

He got his education from Sadiq Egerton College, Bahawalpur. He played as a left winger for his native country in the 1970s and 1980s.[2]

He was instrumental in Pakistan's bronze medal in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and winning gold in Asian Games in Bangkok in 1978. Khan retired from international hockey in 1982 while he was the captain of Pakistan team.[2] His brother Kaleemullah Khan also played for the national field hockey team of Pakistan. Samiullah Khan later managed the Pakistan Hockey Team, quitting in 2005.[1]

Samiullah is also nephew of Motiullah, who was member of the 1960 Rome Olympics gold-winning Pakistan hockey side.

Awards and recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Samiullah Khan resigns as Pakistan hockey team manager, Dawn (newspaper), Published 31 March 2005, Retrieved 21 August 2017
  2. ^ a b c Profile of Samiullah Khan on Pakistan Hockey Federation website, Retrieved 21 August 2017
  3. ^ Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award for Samiullah Khan in 2014 on Geo News website, Published 23 March 2014, Retrieved 21 August 2017