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Leslie Claudius

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLeslie Walter•Claudius
Used nameLeslie•Claudius
Born25 March 1927 in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh (IND)
Died20 December 2012 in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal (IND)
Measurements162 cm / 53 kg
AffiliationsBengal Nagpur Railway
NOC(s) India

Biography

Leslie Claudius shares with Udham Singh the distinction of being one of only two Indian players to win four Olympic medals in field hockey. To his gold medals in 1948, 1952 and 1956, he added silver in 1960 when he captained the team. He was the first player ever to earn 100 caps, and competed for India, in addition to the Olympics, on their European tour of 1949, Malaysian tour of 1952, Australian and New Zealand tours of 1955, and at the 3rd Asian Games in 1958. After the 1960 Olympics, he continued to compete domestically, retiring after the 1965 season. In 1971, he became the sixth Indian hockey player to be given the prestigious Padamshree civil award by the Indian government.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1948 Summer Olympics Hockey Hockey, Men Olympic India 1 Gold Representing India    
1952 Summer Olympics Hockey Hockey, Men Olympic India 1 Gold Representing India    
1956 Summer Olympics Hockey Hockey, Men Olympic India 1 Gold Representing India    
1960 Summer Olympics Hockey Hockey, Men Olympic India 2 Silver Representing India    

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