Roop Singh BAIS

India IND

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Los Angeles 1932
  • Year of Birth
    1910
Olympic Results

Biography

Roop Singh BAIS

Roop Singh Bais won his two gold medals together with his brother, Dhyan Chand, and is usually considered the best inside left of all-time. He was famous for his stick-work, hard hitting, and penalty corners. Singh scored 13 goals in the two games he played at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. A stadium in his hometown city of Gwalior was named after him. After the 1936 Olympic final a street in Berlin was also named for him, as well as a street at the Olympic Park in München in 1972. Singh was among three Indian players to have tube stations in London re-named for them prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Singh belonged to the Bais Rajputs, a clan of wealthy landowners and liked to live and dress stylishly. As an officer he served in the Army of Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Berlin 1936

G
Hockey
Hockey Hockey
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Los Angeles 1932

G
Hockey
Hockey Hockey