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Abdul Hamid

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAbdul•Hamid
Used nameAbdul•Hamid
Nick/petnamesHamidi
Born7 January 1927 in Bunno (PAK)
Died11 July 2019 in Rawalpindi (PAK)
Measurements175 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsNWFP, (PAK)
NOC Pakistan

Biography

Abdul Hamid took part in four editions of the Olympic Games – 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960 – coming in fourth the first two times, taking silver in 1956, and finally capturing gold in 1960. He also won gold at the 1958 Asian Games and managed Pakistan’s national team for several years, including to second and first-place finishes at the 1966 and 1970 Asian Games respectively. He later served as the Secretary General of the Pakistan Hockey Federation. He also served in many key positions in sports administration, including as Pakistan Sports Board director general, Army Sports Control Board director general, and with the National Sports Trust (NST) DG.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Hockey PAK Abdul Hamid
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Pakistan 4
1952 Summer Olympics Hockey PAK Abdul Hamid
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Pakistan 4
1956 Summer Olympics Hockey PAK Abdul Hamid
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Pakistan 2 Silver
1960 Summer Olympics Hockey PAK Abdul Hamid
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Pakistan 1 Gold

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1956 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony PAK Abdul Hamid

Olympic family relations

Special Notes