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Tuesday Jul 28 2020
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Former Olympian Asad Malik dies in road accident

Asad Malik's gold medal-winning goal against Australia in the 1968 final had the honour of his action photograph of that goal immortalised on a Pakistan postage stamp. Photo: Twitter

LAHORE: Former Olympian Asad Malik, a member of the gold-winning Pakistan's 1968 Summer Olympics team died in a road accident on Monday. He was 78.

His gold medal-winning goal against Australia in the 1968 final had the honour of his action photograph of that goal immortalised on a Pakistan postage stamp.

Malik, who hailed from a hockey-playing family also won two silver medals in the 1964 Summer Olympics and 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. He was also a recipient of the Pride of Performance in 1969.

He also had two Asian Games gold medals in 1962 and 1970 and a gold medal in the World Cup 1971.

Later, he took part in the 1973 World Cup before bidding adieu to the sport.

His younger brother Saeed Anwar and nephews Anjum Saeed and Naeem Amjad have also represented Pakistan at the Olympics.

Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Brig (retd) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar, Secretary-General Muhammad Asif Bajwa and the entire PHF family expressed their deepest sympathies on the sad demise of Malik.