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Santokh Singh Matharu

Full name: Santokh Singh Matharu
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: March 10, 1942 in [unknown], Punjab, India
Died: July 21, 2011 in Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Affiliations: Railway Gymkhana, Nairobi (KEN)
Country: KEN Kenya
Sport: Hockey

Biography

Indian-born Santokh Singh Matharu spent many years representing Kenya in international field hockey, including two appearances at the Summer Olympic Games. In 1964 he played in four of the five opening round matches, for which Kenya won three, tied one, and lost two, just barely missing qualification for the next round. The nation then went on to defeat the Netherlands in the classification round, but lost to Germany in the final round and placed sixth overall. In 1968 Kenya again came up just shy of qualification in the opening round, winning four matches, tying one, and losing three. This time, however, they lost to Spain in the qualification round, as well as New Zealand in the final round, giving them an eighth-place ranking overall. Singh Matharu played in every match in this tournament. His other notable appearance came at the 1971 World Cup, where Kenya finished fourth. Nationally Singh Matharu represented Railway Gymkhana Nairobi and later coached various teams at the club level. He died of cancer in Nairobi in July 2011 at the age of 69.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Hockey Men's Hockey Kenya KEN 6
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Men's Hockey Kenya KEN 8

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Hockey Kenya KEN Final Standings 6 1964-10-11 6 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Hockey Kenya KEN Final Round Match 5/6 2 1964-10-22 GER 3, KEN 0 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Hockey Kenya KEN Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 1 1964-10-21 KEN 3, NED 1 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Hockey Kenya KEN Group A Match #1 1T 1964-10-11 ZIM 0, KEN 0 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Hockey Kenya KEN Group A Match #4 2 1964-10-12 PAK 5, KEN 2 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Hockey Kenya KEN Group A Match #9 1 1964-10-13 KEN 3, NZL 2 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Hockey Kenya KEN Group A Match #11 1 1964-10-15 KEN 1, AUS 0 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Kenya KEN Final Standings 8 1968-10-13 10 1
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Kenya KEN Final Round Match 7/8 2 1968-10-25 NZL 2, KEN 0 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Kenya KEN Classification Round 5-8 Match #2 2 1968-10-23 ESP 2, KEN 1 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Kenya KEN Group B Match #1 2 1968-10-13 AUS 2, KEN 0 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Kenya KEN Group B Match #6 1T 1968-10-14 MAS 1, KEN 1 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Kenya KEN Group B Match #10 1 1968-10-16 KEN 2, FRA 0 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Kenya KEN Group B Match #16 1 1968-10-17 KEN 2, NED 0 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Kenya KEN Group B Match #18 1 1968-10-19 KEN 2, ARG 1 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Kenya KEN Group B Match #22 1 1968-10-20 KEN 3, GBR 0 1
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Kenya KEN Group B Match #26 2 1968-10-21 PAK 2, KEN 1 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Hockey Kenya KEN Group B Play-off 2 1968-10-22 AUS 3, KEN 2 0
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