(Last Updated on : 30/11/2012)
Patrick Anthony Jansen was born in the year 1923. This famous Indian hockey player competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics. Pat Jansen went to boarding school at St. Joseph's, Bengaluru from 1932 - 1938. He made his school first XI in hockey, cricket and football. This Olympic Gold medallist, Patrick Anthony Jansen an year after school, joined the Calcutta Port Commissioners. Pat played hockey for his team and also won the Division I title and Beighton Cup many times.
During the war years, Pat captained the Bengal team. Pat Jansen was selected in the year 1948, for the Indian Olympic team which beating Britain in the final went on to win the hockey gold. In the London Olympics, Pat was one of the top goal scorers. Later on Pat joined Union Carbide International, and retired from playing competitive hockey. Pat and his family in 1963 migrated to Perth, Australia. He died on November 23, 2003.
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