Tanvir Dar

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Tanvir Dar
Personal information
Full nameTanvir Ahmed Dar
Born4 June 1947 (1947-06-04)
Amritsar, British India
Died12 February 1998 (1998-02-13) (aged 50)
Lahore, Pakistan
Tanvir Dar
Medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  Pakistan
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City Team competition
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1970 Bangkok Team competition

Tanvir Dar (June 4, 1947 – February 12, 1998) was a Pakistani field hockey player. He was born in Punjab, India. He won a gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[1][2]

Tanvir Dar was an established penalty-corner-shooter from the 1960s.[3] Tanvir Dar helped Pakistan win the Asian Games title in 1970 and the inaugural World Hockey Cup in 1971 in Barcelona, Spain.[1]

After his older brother Munir Dar had retired from hockey, Tanvir Dar, along with his older brother, established a hockey academy in Pakistan which was later named after Tanvir Dar - Tanvir Dar Hockey Academy.[1][4]

Awards and recognition[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Tanvir Dar profile". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-20. Retrieved 9 July 2019.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Tanvir Dar's 1968 Olympic Gold Medal listed on databaseolympics.com website
  3. ^ Tanvir Dar as a penalty-corner-shooter The Nation (newspaper), Retrieved 9 July 2019
  4. ^ 'European Tour Hockey Tanvir Dar Academy off to flying start' The Nation (newspaper), Retrieved 9 July 2019
  5. ^ Tanvir Dar's award info on Pakistan Sports Board website Retrieved 9 July 2019