Former Asiad gold medallist GM Khan dies in Pune

From 1980 – 1990 he captained the ASC crew, throughout which era his crew received the Nationwide title six instances and he turned particular person Nationwide Champion (Eventing) 4 instances.

PTI | , Jaipur

PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 02:25 PM IST

The 1982 Asian Video games gold medallist rider Colonel Gulam Mohammad Khan (Retired) died on Saturday in Pune.

The famend rider, 74, had joined the Indian Navy Academy in 1973.

A yr later he was judged the Finest Rider of the Academy and awarded Polo and Driving colours.

From 1980 – 1990 he captained the ASC crew, throughout which era his crew received the Nationwide title six instances and he turned particular person Nationwide Champion (Eventing) 4 instances.

As a member of the crew which received the gold medal in Eventing on the 1982 Asian Video games in Delhi, Col. Khan gained the person silver medal driving Goodwill.

On the subsequent Asian Video games, in Seoul, he was a member of the Dressage and the Eventing groups, successful bronze medals on each groups and gaining the best place of any Indian rider – he was 4th within the Night and ninth within the Dressage.

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