Legendary hockey player Leslie Claudius no more


One of the legends of hockey who won India three Olympic gold medals, Leslie Claudius, passed away.

Leslie Claudius: (March 25, 1927 to December 20, 2012)

  • Indian hockey player from Bilaspur. He was an Anglo-Indian.
  • Member of India’s generation of hockey that won the Olympic gold in 1948, 1952 and 1956.
  • First hockey player who played over one hundred games for India.

Awards and Honors:

  • Padma Shri in 1971.
  • Entered Guinness Book of World Records along with Udham Singh for having won the most number of Olympic medals in field hockey.
  • For the 2012 Olympics the Bushey tube station was renamed after Claudius in the special "Olympic Legends Map".



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