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Balbir Singh

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameBalbir•Singh Kullar
Used nameBalbir•Singh
Born8 August 1942 in Sansarpur, Jalandhar, Punjab (IND)
Died28 February 2020 in Sansarpur, Jalandhar, Punjab (IND)
Measurements168 cm / 65 kg
AffiliationsPunjab Police
NOC India

Biography

Balbir Singh Kullar played hockey for India at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, winning a bronze medal. He was also on the 1964 Indian Olympic hockey squad, but did not play at Tokyo. He made his début on the national team in 1963 in Lyon, France, starring with them as an inside forward. He helped India win the 1966 Asian Games gold medal in Bangkok.

Domestically Singh Kullar played for Punjab Police, and worked as a deputy inspector-general with the police. He also played briefly for Railways. In 1999 Singh Kullar was given the Arjuna Award for his service with the police. He died in February 2020 from a heart attack.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Hockey IND Balbir Singh
Hockey, Men (Olympic) India DNS
1968 Summer Olympics Hockey IND Balbir Singh
Hockey, Men (Olympic) India 3 Bronze

Special Notes