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Lets complie a list of famous Sikh Sportsmen and women from around the world

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Milkha Singh- Infamous Olympic 400m runner

Dara Singh- Famous wrestler

Balbir Singh- One of the greatest hockey players of his time

Bishan Singh Bedi- Very famous Sikh left arm spinner in cricket

Harbhajan SIngh- Famous Sikh cricketer

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I dont think Dhyan Chand is a Sikh.....is he?

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Yep his nae is dyan singh , they named him chand because he was so good and thought he was like a star ... chand = star

Fact : in holland they wanted to break his hockey sticks because he had the ball to his stick all the time and they thought he had a magnet in the stick

fact : Hitler wanted to buy his stick and wanted to join his olympic side , but dyan said no

And ' mighty singh ' I think there was ...

ages ago the indian team used to b singhs with daria and used to play in the keshere ( i think ) ... but now wacko.gif

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some other sikh sports person are

yuvraj singh -cricketer in indian cricket team

balwinder sandhu -a medium fast bowler in cricket team of 1983 world cup

pargat singh former indian indian hockey player and captain of indian hockey team

maninder singh former left arm spinner

navjot singh sidhu

and recently avneet kaur sidhu who recently won gold medal in commonwealth

games in 10m air rifle shooting pair

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Regardless of his religion he was amazing...

On the field he was named the "Wizard of Hockey" for he exerted complete control on the ball. It appeared that the ball used to stick to his hockey stick while playing. So great was the magic of Dhyan Chand that the Tokyo officials broke his hockey stick to search for a magnet inside, and tried to console themselves saying he had added some sort of glue. On one occasion, a lady from the audience asked Dhyan Chand to play with her walking stick instead. He scored goals even with them!

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What about our 10 gurus weren't they brillient sportsmen? leaders?

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Yes of casue they were.

Guru Angad Dev Ji, Guru Arjan Dev Ji and Guru Hargobind Singh Ji were experts in wrestling. Also many of our Guru Ji were masters in the use of Shaster.

Nearly forgot they were also experts in horse riding and hunting.

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