According to Baaghi TV reports, hockey legend and former captain Olympian, Abdul Rashid Junior, has passed away. His funeral prayers will be offered in Bannu.
On the demise of Olympian Abdul Rashid Junior, President of Pakistan Hockey Federation Brigadier (R.) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar and Secretary General Olympian Asif Bajwa offered condolences to his family and prayed for his forgiveness.
He added that Pakistan hockey has lost a legend. Olympian Abdul Rashid Junior’s services for hockey will always be appreciated. The hockey legend has died at the age of 79 years. Olympian Abdul Rashid Junior has been the best center forward of his era. He emerged as the only Olympian to complete the gold in the 1968 Olympics, the silver in the 1972 Olympics and the bronze in the 1976 Olympics. However, at the 1968 Olympics and the 1972 Olympics, each of the highest-scoring athletes came out on top.
He also represented the winning Pakistan team in the 1971 Hockey World Cup. At the time of his retirement from hockey, as the highest-scoring Pakistani Olympian, Pakistan made a name for itself all over the world. The hockey family, including the President PHF, Secretary PHF, Chairman Selection Committee, Olympians and former International Athletes have expressed their condolences on the demise of the late Olympian.
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