Top 10 Veteran Athletes from India

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar2023-01-15,11:32:36 news

Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav’s 97th Birthday

An Indian athlete, Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav  is known for winning a bronze medal in wrestling at the Helsinki Summer Olympics in 1952.

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Milkha Singh

Also known as The Flying Sikh, he was an Indian track and field sprinter. He is the only athlete to win gold at 400 metres at the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games


P. T. Usha

She is a retired Indian track and field athlete. She has won 4 Asian gold medals and 7 Silver medals.



He was an Indian field hockey player who was is largely recognised as one of the best players in the sport's history. He was known for earning three Olympic gold medals.

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Sunil Gavaskar

Gavaskar is recognised as one of the greatest opening batsmen of all time. Gavaskar was the first Test cricket player to make over 10,000 runs


Arati Saha

She was an Indian-Bengali long-distance swimmer best remembered for crossing the English Channel on September 29, 1959, making her the first Asian woman to achieve this pinnacle.

Ajit Pal Singh

Singh was an Indian professional field hockey player. He competed for India in three Olympic Games between 1968 and 1976, taking home bronze in each of his opening two competitions.

Outlook India

Syed Modi

He played singles badminton. He won the national badminton championship eight times.

The Bridge

Brig Harcharan Singh

He is an Indian field hockey player. He competed on the men's field hockey team for India, winning a bronze medal in the Munich Summer Olympics in 1972.

Hockey India

Mohammed Shahid

Mohammed Shahid was the part Indian Hockey team that won gold in 1980 Moscow Olympics.

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