Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Berlin 1936
Games Results Sport Event
Berlin 1936
#1
Hockey Hockey
Los Angeles 1932
Games Results Sport Event
Los Angeles 1932
#1
Hockey Hockey

Roop Singh BAIS

India
Height
170 cm / 5'7''
Birth date
8 Sep 1910 Jabalpur, India
Gender
Male

Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

2 Olympic Games

Roop Singh BAIS biography

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.

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