Jaipal Singh was the captain of Indian Hockey team at the Amsterdam 1928 Summer Games. India would go on to win the Olympic Hockey tournaments in the Summer Games, starting the Indian Field Hockey’s journey at the games with an Olympic title win. This was first of the 8 Olympic Gold medals India won in Olympics in Field Hockey till 1980. Singh would go on to be a political activist and an activist working in the area of tribal rights.
Jaipal Singh: Born & Family
|FULL NAME||Jaipal Singh Munda, Pramod Pahan|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 3, 1903|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Khunti, Jharkhand, India|
|DEATH||March 20, 1970|
|SPOUSE’S NAME||Tara Wienfried Majumdar|
|PROFILE TYPE||Former Sportsperson|
|SPORTS TYPE||Team Sport|
|LEVEL||National, International, Club|
|TEAMS||India, Bengal, Mohun Bagan|
|OLYMPICS PARTICIPATED||Amsterdam 1928 Olympic Games|
1. Jaipal Singh was the captain of Indian Hockey team at the Amsterdam 1928 Summer Games
2. Defender at the Amsterdam 1928 Summer Games for the Olympic Gold winning Team.
3. Member of the Constituent Assembly of India (the committee which drafted the Indian Constitution)
4. A multi-purpose stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Jaipal Singh Stadium, was named after him to commemorate his achievements.
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