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Raghbir Singh Bhola

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Nationality  Indian
Name  Raghbir Bhola
Sport  Field Hockey
Spouse(s)  Kamla Bhola
Residence  New Delhi, India

Born  Aug 21st 1927Multan, British India, Pakistan
Employer  Retired Group Captain Indian Air Force
Education  Delhi Technological University

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Raghbir Singh Bhola (born August 21, 1927) is an Indian field hockey player.

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Participation in Olympics

Singh Bhola was part of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics Indian Field Hockey squad. The team was captained by Sr. Balbir Singh and defeated Afghanistan 14 goals to 0, the United States 16-0 and Singapore 6-0 in the group stage and Germany 1-0 in the semifinals. India defeated Pakistan in the final 1-0, and brought home the gold medal. For the 1960 Rome Olympics, Singh Bhola was once again selected to represent the Indian field hockey team, this time captained by L. Claudius. Bhola scored a total of 6 goals in the tournament: three goals against Denmark, one against Holland, one against New Zealand and the only goal (scored in extra time) against Australia in the quarterfinals. Singh Bhola's extra time penalty corner goal against Australia carried India into the semifinal where they beat Great Britain (1-0). India and Pakistan reached the finals again. Pakistan scored a goal in the first 10 minutes of the game after which India made several attempts to even the score but were unsuccessful due to good saves by the Pakistan goalie. In the last 4 minutes of the game, Singh Bhola got the ball, dodged right-half, right-front back, entered the shooting circle and took a left hand stroke at the goal, missing the mark by six inches. India lost to Pakistan and got a silver medal.

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