Hockey great Abdul Waheed Khan passes away

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Former hockey Olympian Abdul Waheed Khan has passed away at the age of 85 in Karachi.

According to details, Waheed was rushed to hospital after his health deteriorated on Monday morning. However, he breathed his last even before reaching the medical facility. He will be laid to rest on Tuesday.

Waheed played for Pakistan as a centre forward. He was a member of the team that beat India at the 1960 Rome Games final to secure Pakistan’s first-ever Olympic medal. Waheed scored the first goal of the match on that historic day. He also won gold medal for Pakistan at the 1958 Asian Games in Tokyo with victory over arch-rivals India in the final.

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