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Dilip Tirkey Biography & Latest News

Dilip Tirkey Biography

Dilip Tirkey is a former Indian hockey player and his playing position was of full back. He was best known for his penalty corner hit. He was an ex-captain of Indian hockey team. Dilip Tirkey was born to Vincent Tirkey an Oraon, Adivasi and former Oriya hockey player and Regina Tirkey on 23 November 1977. He debuted in 1995 against England. He represented India in 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney and 2004 Athens Olympics and had a total of 412 international caps. He is the only Adivasi to represent three Olympics. On 2 May 2010 he announced his retirement from international arena. He was conferred with the Padma Shri in 2004 and the Arjuna Award in 2002. Besides these, his profile is replete with other titles and honors as well such as Biju Patnaik Sportsperson of the Year Award, Ricoh Hockey Star of the Year and the ONGC-Hockey Year Book Award.

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Ex-hockey legends revive demand for awarding Dhyan Chand with Bharat Ratna
Ex-hockey legends revive demand for awarding Dhyan Chand with Bharat Ratna
Former players demand that Major Dhyan Chand should be honoured with the Bharat Ratna.
Mohammed Shahid truly a gem of a 'partner' (Coloumn: Just Sport)
Mohammed Shahid truly a gem of a 'partner' (Coloumn: Just Sport)
Hockey Legend Dilip Tirkey's message for Athlos 2014
Hockey Legend Dilip Tirkey's message for Athlos 2014
Dilip Tirkey, former Indian Hockey Captain and now a member of Rajya Sabha Dilip Tirkey was originally supposed to join Athlos 2014 as the chief gu ...
Indian Hockey's dream run at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games
Indian Hockey's dream run at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games
The last Asian Games of the 20th century were held in Bangkok 1998 and they provided a golden moment for Indian hockey. It was a tale of two tournaments in 1998. In May 1998, India floundered at the 9th World Cup in Utrecht, Netherlands finishing a dismal ninth.
Top 5 Indian sportspersons contesting the General Elections in 2014
Top 5 Indian sportspersons contesting the General Elections in 2014
Sportspersons are used to competing on the field, but here we take a look at some of the sportpersons who will be competing this year in a different r ...
Hockey India inducts Hockey Gangpur (Odisha) as associate member
Hockey India inducts Hockey Gangpur (Odisha) as associate member
"HIL will help to unearth hidden talents" - Ranchi Rhinos midfielder Birendra Lakra Interview
"HIL will help to unearth hidden talents" - Ranchi Rhinos midfielder Birendra Lakra Interview
"Hero Hockey India League is a huge opportunity for players like me," says Amit Rohidas
"Hero Hockey India League is a huge opportunity for players like me," says Amit Rohidas
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