Great Olympians of University of Delhi
Dr. Suresh Kumar Lau
Sports and games have been widely recognized as an essential ingredient of human resource development. There is no tremendous test for an athlete than competing in the Olympic Games. This chance to glow or shine only once in every four years and for some, just only once in lifetime. University of Delhi, are the 21 great Olympians and Para Olympians.
In hockey late M.N Masud of St. Stephen’s was vice-captain of winning team in Berlin Olympic Games in 1936. Maharaj Krishan Kaushik was a member of Indian team to the 1980 Moscow Olympic where India regained the Hockey gold medal. In wrestling, Sudesh Kumar and late Prem Nath who were placed fourth in Munich Olympic 1972. Raja Randir Singh represented India in six Olympic Games in Tokyo (1964), Mexico (1968), Munich (1972), Montreal (1976), Moscow (1980) and Los Angles (1984).
For almost over nine decades, the University of Delhi have played a distinguished role in academic life into the sports of the Country.
The University has its credit 21 Olympians. The most successful University of Delhi Olympians of all time are as undermentioned:
Olympians from University of Delhi (1936-2016)
|1||Late Ranjit Singh||St. Stephen’s||Athletics||Rome 1960||5000 m and Marathan|
|2||Piyus Kumar||St. Stephen’s||Athletics||Sydney 2000||4×100 m Relay’s|
|3||Lalit Mathur||SGND Khalsa||Athletics||Rio Olympics 2016||4×100 m Relay’s|
|4||Narender Singh||Satyawati (Evening)||Judo||Baritone 1992 Atlanta 1996||Extra light|
|6||Late M.N. Masud (Vice-Captain)||St. Stephen’s||Hockey||Berlin 1936||Winner|
|7||M.K. Kaushik||Kirori Mal||Hockey||Moscow 1986||Winner|
|8||Arun Sandhi||St. Stephen’s||Paralympic||Barcelona 1992 Atlanta 1996|
|9||Naresh Kumar Sharma||School of Correspondence (Now SOL)||Paralympic||Atlanta 1996|
|10||Late Karni Singh||St. Stephen’s||Shooting||Rome 1960 Tokyo 1964 Mexico 1968 Munich 1972 and Moscow 1980||Captain of India Team to Tokyo Olympic 1964|
|11||Dr. (Honrary) Randhir Singh||St. Stephen’s||Shooting||Tokyo 1964 Mexico 1968 Munich 1972 Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980 and Los Angles 1984|
|12||Mansher Singh||St. Stephen’s||Shooting||Los Angles 1984 and Atlanta 1996|
|13||Jaspal Rana||St. Stephen’s/Sri Aurbondo||Shooting||Atlanta 1996|
|14||Apurvi Chandela||Jesus and Mary||Shooting||London 2012|
|15||Shagun Chaudhary||Jesus and Mary||Shooting||Rio 2016|
|16||Neha Aggarwal||St. Stephen’s||Table Tennis||Beijing 2008|
|17||Ashok Kumar||Hans Raj/Kirori Mal||Wrestling||Moscow 1980|
|18||Late Prem Nath||Hans Raj||Wrestling||Munich 1972||F/bantam weigh||4th place|
|19||Sudesh Kumar||Hans Raj||Wrestling||Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972||Fly weight||4Th place|
|20||Jagminder Singh||Hans Raj||Wrestling||Moscow 1980 and Los Angles 1984||4th place|
|21||Sandeep Sejwal||St. Stephen’s||Swimming||Beijing 2008|
Note: Ashok Diwan of SGBT Khalsa College and Rajshree Kumari of Lady Shri Ram were selected but didn’t Participate.