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Tanvir Dar

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
Full nameTanvir Ahmad•Dar
Used nameTanvir•Dar
Born4 June 1947 in Amritsar, Punjab (IND)
Died12 February 1998
Measurements167 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsPakistan Customs, Karachi (PAK)
NOC Pakistan


Tanvir Dar was Pakistan’s penalty corner specialist during the country’s highly successful period between 1968 and 1971. Dar and Pakistan won the Olympic title in 1968, followed by the Asian Games title in 1970 and the inaugural Hockey World Cup in 1971. As a fullback, Dar won 80 caps (scoring 43 goals). He came from a hockey family, his brother Munir having won two Olympic silver medals, and his nephew Tauqir winning gold in 1984. Dar worked for the Pakistan Customs in Karachi, and died while in a coma.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Hockey PAK Tanvir Dar
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Pakistan 1 Gold
1972 Summer Olympics Hockey PAK Tanvir Dar
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Pakistan DNS

Olympic family relations

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