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Manzoor Hussain Atif

Full name: Manzoor Hussain Atif
Original name: منظور حسین عاطف
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (187 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: September 4, 1928 in Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan
Died: December 8, 2008 in Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
Country: PAK Pakistan
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

With a gold and two silver medals from his four Olympic appearances Manzoor Hussain Atif shares with four others the honour of being Pakistan's most' successful Olympian. A full back who could play on both the right and left sides he made his Olympic debut in Helsinki and four years later scored one of the goals that put Pakistan through to the final and a first ever Olympic medal.

His crowning achievement came in 1960 when he played a vital role when Pakistan defeated arch-rivals India in a hard fought final which gave his country its' first Olympic title. Atif retired from playing after India gained revenge by defeating Pakistan in the final at the Rome Games but returned to the Olympic arena as team manager for Pakistan in 1968 in Mexico. In four major tournaments that he managed Pakistan in, the 1968, 1976 and 1984 Olympics and the 1982 World Cup, Pakistan won three of them and lost only one match - the semi-final against Australia in Montreal. He is unique in being involved with all three Pakistani Olympic golds.

Atif, a soldier who eventually reached the rank of Brigadier in the Pakistani Army, was secretary of the Pakistan Hockey Federation for 11 years, Asian Hockey Federation secretary for 16 years and was vice president of the AHF between 1982 and 2001. He was also chairman of International Hockey Federation Rules Board.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Hockey Men's Hockey Pakistan PAK 4
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey Men's Hockey Pakistan PAK 2 Silver
1960 Summer 31 Roma Hockey Men's Hockey Pakistan PAK 1 Gold
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Hockey Men's Hockey Pakistan PAK 2 Silver

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Hockey Pakistan PAK Final Standings 4 1952-07-15 3 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Hockey Pakistan PAK Final Round Match 3/4 2 1952-07-22 GBR 2, PAK 1 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Hockey Pakistan PAK Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1952-07-20 NED 1, PAK 0 0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Hockey Pakistan PAK Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1952-07-18 PAK 6, FRA 0 0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey Pakistan PAK Final Standings 2 1956-11-23 4 1
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey Pakistan PAK Final Round Match 1/2 2 1956-12-06 IND 1, PAK 0 0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey Pakistan PAK Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1956-12-03 PAK 3, GBR 2 1
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey Pakistan PAK Group C Match #3 1 1956-11-27 PAK 5, NZL 1 0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Hockey Pakistan PAK Group C Match #5 1T 1956-11-29 PAK 0, GER 0 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Hockey Pakistan PAK Final Standings 1 1960-08-26 5 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Hockey Pakistan PAK Final Round Match 1/2 1 1960-09-09 PAK 1, IND 0 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Hockey Pakistan PAK Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1960-09-07 PAK 1, ESP 0 1
1960 Summer 31 Roma Hockey Pakistan PAK Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1960-09-05 PAK 2, GER 1 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Hockey Pakistan PAK Group B Match #1 1 1960-08-26 PAK 3, AUS 0 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Hockey Pakistan PAK Group B Match #3 1 1960-08-29 PAK 8, POL 0 0
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Hockey Pakistan PAK Final Standings 2 1964-10-11 7 6
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Hockey Pakistan PAK Final Round Match 1/2 2 1964-10-23 IND 1, PAK 0 0
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Hockey Pakistan PAK Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1964-10-21 PAK 3, ESP 0 0
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Hockey Pakistan PAK Group A Match #2 1 1964-10-11 PAK 1, JPN 0 1
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Hockey Pakistan PAK Group A Match #4 1 1964-10-12 PAK 5, KEN 2 3
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Hockey Pakistan PAK Group A Match #10 1 1964-10-15 PAK 1, GBR 0 0
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Hockey Pakistan PAK Group A Match #15 1 1964-10-16 PAK 6, ZIM 0 1
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Hockey Pakistan PAK Group A Match #20 1 1964-10-19 PAK 2, AUS 1 1