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Richard Allen

Full name: Richard James Allen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Born: June 4, 1902 in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Died: 1969 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Affiliations: Port Commissioners, Calcutta
Country: IND India
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Besides Dhyan Chand, Richard Allen was one of the big stars of the Indian team and was also involved in India’s first three Olympic victories in 1928, 1932 and 1936. He was the goalkeeper of the Indian team and conceded a total of only three goals at his three Olympic appearances. He was known for his splendid eye, sense of anticipation and quick thinking and never played any other position. He earned his first selection by his excellent performance playing for the Bengal team at the Inter-Provincial Tournament prior to the 1928 Olympic Games.

Allen received his education at the Oak Grove School, Mussoorie, where he got in touch with the sport of hockey, and later at St. Joseph’s College, Nainital, both in Uttarakhand. He later joined the Calcutta Port Commissioners team in 1921 and played for their junior teams until 1926.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Hockey Men's Hockey India IND 1 Gold
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Hockey Men's Hockey India IND 1 Gold
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Hockey Men's Hockey India IND 1 Gold

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Hockey India IND Final Standings 1 1928-05-17 5 0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Hockey India IND Final Round Match 1/2 1 1928-05-26 IND 3, NED 0 0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Hockey India IND Group A Match #2 1 1928-05-17 IND 6, AUT 0 0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Hockey India IND Group A Match #3 1 1928-05-18 IND 9, BEL 0 0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Hockey India IND Group A Match #6 1 1928-05-20 IND 5, DEN 0 0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Hockey India IND Group A Match #7 1 1928-05-22 IND 6, SUI 0 0
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Hockey India IND Final Standings 1 1932-08-04 1 0
1932 Summer 30 Los Angeles Hockey India IND Round-Robin Match #1 1 1932-08-04 IND 11, JPN 1 0
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Hockey India IND Final Standings 1 1936-08-04 4 0
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Hockey India IND Final Round Match 1/2 1 1936-08-15 IND 8, GER 1 0
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Hockey India IND Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1936-08-12 IND 10, FRA 0 0
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Hockey India IND Group A Match #2 1 1936-08-05 IND 4, HUN 0 0
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Hockey India IND Group A Match #5 1 1936-08-10 IND 9, JPN 0 0
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