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Indian Olympic Champion: Field Hockey, 1980

Suryakant

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Hockey at the 1980 Summer Olympics was represented by two events: men’s team event and women’s team event. Both the events men’s and women’s were held in two venues, located in the north-western part of Moscow.

In the final match team India led by Vasudevan Baskaran were able to beat Spanish team 4-3 to take away Olympic Gold medal.

Team India: Vasudevan Baskaran (captain), Allan Schofield, Bir Bhadur Chettri, Sylvanus Dung Dung, Davinder Singh, Gurmail Singh, Ravinder Pal Singh, Sommayya Maneypande, Maharaj Krishan Kaushik, Charanjit Kumar, Merwyn Fernandes, Amarjit Singh Rana, Mohamed Shahid, Zafar Iqbal, and Surinder Singh Sodhi — Field Hockey, Men’s Team Competition.

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