Today’s Birthday in Sport- Leslie Claudius (Hockey)

Former Indian hockey player Leslie Claudius was born on 25th March 1927 in Bilaspur.He was part of gold medal winning Indian hockey team of 1948,1952 and 1956 Olympics.He also won silver in 1960 Rome Olympics.He and Udham Singh are only two Indians to have won 4 Olympic medals in field hockey.In 1971,he received Padma Shri,prestigious civil award from Indian govt.He died on 20 December 2012.


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