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Richard Leman

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRichard Alexander•Leman
Used nameRichard•Leman
Born13 July 1959 in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England (GBR)
Measurements179 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsEast Grinstead HC, East Grinstead (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

After attending Gresham’s School in Norfolk, Richard Leman returned to Sussex and joined the local club in his home town of East Grinstead where he developed into an outstanding forward. In the 1990 World Cup in Lahore he became England’s most capped player when he played in his 106th match, thereby surpassing Norman Hughes’ record of 105 caps. He also represented Great Britain 70 times and won 40 further caps for England in indoor internationals. After the 1990 World Cup he retired having amassed a record total of 228 selections for international matches. Apart from winning bronze and told medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, Leman also won silver medals at the 1986 World Cup and the 1987 European Cup.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Hockey GBR Richard Leman
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze
1988 Summer Olympics Hockey GBR Richard Leman
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold