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Charanjit Singh

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCharanjit•Singh
Used nameCharanjit•Singh
Born22 February 1931 in Mairi, Himachal Pradesh (IND)
Died27 January 2022 in Una, Himachal Pradesh (IND)
Measurements175 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsPunjab
NOC India

Biography

Charanjit Singh helped India win a gold medal in hockey at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, after he had played on their silver medal winning team in 1960. In 1962 he also helped India win silver at the Asian Games. Singh graduated from Col Brown Cambridge School, Dehradun, and Panjab University. He later worked as director of the physical education department at Himachal Pradesh University in Shimla. Singh had a difficult final few years. He suffered a stroke and was paralyzed for the last five years of his life before succumbing to a cardiac arrest.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Hockey IND Charanjit Singh
Hockey, Men (Olympic) India 2 Silver
1964 Summer Olympics Hockey IND Charanjit Singh
Hockey, Men (Olympic) India 1 Gold

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