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Munir Ahmed Dar

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameMunir Ahmed•Dar
Used nameMunir Ahmed•Dar
Born28 March 1935 in Amritsar, Punjab (IND)
Died1 June 2011 in Lahore (PAK)
Measurements171 cm / 73 kg
NOC Pakistan

Biography

Munir Ahmed Dar came from a hockey and sporting family as both one son, Tauqir Dar, and his brother, Tanvir Dar, played Olympic hockey. Another son, Taseer Dar, played high-level hockey while the youngest son, Tafseer Dar, played cricket at the domestic level. Munir Ahmed Dar was on three Pakistani Olympic teams, winning silver in 1956 and 1964 but not getting on the field for the historic Pakistani gold medal in 1960. After his career ended he and his brother established a hockey academy. But Munir Ahmed Dar’s sporting interests covered many sports. He owned horses, many of which raced at the Lahore Horse Club, was considered one of the country’s top equine authorities, and was President of the All-Pakistan Jockey Club. He also served as President of the Pakistan Karate Federation and was on the Executive Committee of the Pakistan Rugby Union.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Hockey PAK Munir Ahmed Dar
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Pakistan 2 Silver
1960 Summer Olympics Hockey PAK Munir Ahmed Dar
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Pakistan DNS
1964 Summer Olympics Hockey PAK Munir Ahmed Dar
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Pakistan 2 Silver

Olympic family relations

Special Notes