National hockey legend Abdul Rasheed Jr passes away


Former Olympian and captain of national hockey team Abdul Rasheed Junior has passed away.

Hailing from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Rasheed Junior produced many brilliant field hockey players for Pakistan. With three Olympic medals to his credit, his career remained full of numerous achievements as a brilliant hockey player.

Abdul Rasheed Junior’s last rites will be offered at his ancestral town in Bannu.

President Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Brig (R) Khalid Sajjad Khokar and Secretary General Asif Bajwa, in their separate condolence messages, have expressed grief over the loss of the legendary player and prayed for the departed soul.

They also paid glowing tributes to him for his services to the Hockey Federation and the country.

Moreover, Rasheed had won the 1971 world championships in Spain.

He then bagged the gold medal in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico and went on to win the silver and bronze medals in the 1972 and 1976 games in Germany and Canada respectively.


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