Maneyapanda Muthanna Somaya

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Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow Team Competition

Maneyapanda Muthanna Somaya is a former Indian field hockey player from Coorg, Karnataka.[1] He was a member of Indian squad in many international games, including the team that won the Gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympic Games.[2] Somaya went on to play two more Olympic Games, viz., 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games, and 1988 Seoul Summer Olympic Games. He was the captain of the 1988 Olympics team.[3]

In 2007 Somaya was bestowed the Life Time Achievement award by the Government of India.[2] He is also a recipient of Arjuna Award.[4] He works for Bharat Petroleum in Mumbai.

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  1. ^ "Olympians join forces to wrest control of MHA". The Hindu. 24 June 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Jaspal gets Sportsperson of the Year award". The Hindu. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "'It feels great to put on India jersey'". Indian Express. 29 February 2008. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Arjuna Awardees". Archived from the original on 25 December 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2009.