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Feroze Khan

Full name: Feroz-ud-Din "Feroze" Khan
Original name: فیروز خان
Gender: Male
Born: September 9, 1904 in Basti Daneshmandan, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Died: April 20, 2005 in Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
Affiliations: Punjab
Country: IND India
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Hailing from the Punjab, Feroze Khan was a member of the Indian field hockey team that easily took the country's first ever Olympic medal. At the 1928 Olympics, India outscored their opponents 29-0 in five matches. Khan himself missed the final match, due to illness, but the forward had earlier starred in the match against Belgium, scoring five of nine Indian goals. In club competition, Khan played for the Punjab, and later for the successful Bombay Customs team. Khan attempted to qualify for a second Olympics, but was left off the team by the selectors. He later moved to present-day Pakistan, where he lived until his death in 2005. He was the oldest Olympic champion alive at that time.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam 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 23 Amsterdam Hockey India IND Final Standings 1 1928-05-17 2 5
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Hockey India IND Group A Match #3 1 1928-05-18 IND 9, BEL 0 5
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Hockey India IND Group A Match #6 1 1928-05-20 IND 5, DEN 0 0