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Roop Singh

Full name: Roop Singh Bais
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Born: September 8, 1910 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: December 16, 1977
Affiliations: United Provinces / Jhansi Heroes Hockey Club
Country: IND India
Sport: Hockey

Related Olympians: Brother of Dhyan Chand; Uncle of Ashok Kumar.

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Roop Singh Bais won his two gold medals together with his brother, Dhyan Chand, and is usually considered the best inside left of all-time. He was famous for his stick-work, hard hitting, and penalty corners. Singh scored 13 goals in the two games he played at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. A stadium in his hometown city of Gwalior was named after him. After the 1936 Olympic final a street in Berlin was also named for him, as well as a street at the Olympic Park in München in 1972. Singh was among three Indian players to have tube stations in London re-named for them prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Singh belonged to the Bais Rajputs, a clan of wealthy landowners and liked to live and dress stylishly. As an officer he served in the Army of Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Hockey Men's Hockey India IND 1 Gold
1936 Summer 25 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
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Hockey India IND Final Standings 1 1932-08-04 2 13
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Hockey India IND Round-Robin Match #1 1 1932-08-04 IND 11, JPN 1 3
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Hockey India IND Round-Robin Match #3 1 1932-08-11 IND 24, USA 1 10
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Hockey India IND Final Standings 1 1936-08-04 5 9
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Hockey India IND Final Round Match 1/2 1 1936-08-15 IND 8, GER 1 1
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Hockey India IND Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1936-08-12 IND 10, FRA 0 3
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Hockey India IND Group A Match #2 1 1936-08-05 IND 4, HUN 0 2
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Hockey India IND Group A Match #3 1 1936-08-07 IND 7, USA 0 2
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Hockey India IND Group A Match #5 1 1936-08-10 IND 9, JPN 0 1
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