TARIQ NIAZI

TARIQ NIAZI

PAKISTANI FIELD HOCKEY PLAYER

(15 MARCH 1940 – 20 APRIL 2008)

TARIQ NIAZI (15 MARCH 1940 – 20 APRIL 2008) WAS A PAKISTANI FIELD HOCKEY PLAYER BETWEEN 1961 AND 1969 AND ALSO MEMBER OF THE OLYMPIC TEAM. NIAZI WAS PART OF THE 1964 GAMES IN TOYKO WHERE THEY WON A SILVER MEDAL AND THE 1968 GAMES IN MEXICO CITY WHERE THEY WON THE GOLD. HE ALSO COMPETED IN THE ASIAN GAMES. MIANWALI’S MUNICIPAL HOCKEY STADIUM WAS RENAMED AS TARIQ NIAZI HOCKEY STADIUM IN NIAZI’S HONOR.NIAZI DIED ON 20 APRIL, 2008 OF A CARDIAC ARREST.1968 – MEXICO OLYMPICS (GOLD MEDAL).

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