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Olympian Baljit Singh Dhillon- Sikhs The Supreme

S. Baljit Singh Dhillon was the CAPTAIN of Indian hockey team which won its FIRST Champions Challenge Trophy after 2-1 victory over South Africa in the final of Champions Challenge Hockey Tournament in Kuala Lampur in Dec. 200l. It was India's FIRST big event in Hockey, after the 1987 Asian Games gold, in which Dhillon also won MAN OF THE MATCH award for his superb performance.

He first joined national hockey team in 1993 and was included in the team which toured South Africa in the same year and Baljit scored 6 goals against South Africa in Johnsburg. In 1998, Bangkok Asian Games gold was won by India after 32 years, in which Baljit scored 7 goals against the opponents. In 1999 India-Pakistan series, he was declared 'MAN OF THE SERIES' in which he scored 9 goals. Also in the same year, he got place in All Star Team of F.I.H.

BALJIT CAPTAINED INDIAN HOCKEY TEAM THRICE – first in 1999 for Asia Cup, secondly in 2001 for Champions Challenge Hockey Tournament and thirdly in 2002 for the World Cup. HE REPRESENTED INDIA IN THREE OLYMPICS - In 1996 (Atlanta), in 2000 (Sydney) and 2004 (Greece).

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