Milkha SINGH

India IND

Athletics

  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Melbourne 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1935
Olympic Results

Biography

Milkha SINGH

Independent India’s first individual sports star, Milkha Singh dominated Indian track and field for over a decade with his speed and spirit, creating multiple records and winning numerous medals in his career.

Representing India at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, the 1960 Olympics in Rome and the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Milkha Singh remained the greatest Olympian from India for decades with his phenomenal displays.

Born on 20 November 1929 into a Sikh family in Govindpura, which is now a part of Pakistan, Milkha Singh was introduced to the sport only after he had fled to India post the partition and joined the Indian Army.

It was in the army where he sharpened his running skills. After he finished sixth in a cross-country race that had around 400 more soldiers running, he was handpicked for further training. That laid the foundation for what would be an impressive career.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

#4 h1 r1/2
4 x 400 metres Relay
4 x 400 metres Relay Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

#4
400 metres
400 metres Athletics
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

#4 h2 r1/4
200 metres
200 metres Athletics
#4 h5 r1/4
400 metres
400 metres Athletics