Asif Bajwa

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Asif Bajwa
Medal record
Men's Field Hockey
Representing  Pakistan
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona Team
Hockey World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1994 Sydney
Asian Games
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Hiroshima
Asia Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Hiroshima
Champions Trophy
Gold medal – first place 1994 Lahore
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Berlin

Asif Muhammad Bajwa OLY (Urdu: عاصف محمد باجوہ) (born 8 March 1969) is a former field hockey player from Pakistan. He played for the Pakistan national field hockey team from 1992 to 1996. He later became the team's manager and chief coach.[1] As of 2022, he is the secretary general of Pakistan Hockey Federation.[2]

Career[change | change source]

Bajwa started his career in 1991. He was a member of Pakistan's hockey team in 1994, when the team won the World Cup. He played 74 international matches and scored 25 goals in his career. Bajwa assisted Kamran Ashraf in scoring the only goal of 1994 Hockey World Cup Final with an accurate cross from the right. He was a part of the Pakistan team at 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The team won a bronze medal.

In 1995, the Government of Pakistan gave Bajwa a Pride of Performance Award. In 2008, he became the secretary general of the Pakistan Hockey Federation.[3]

On 7 May 2017, Asif Bajwa joined a political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. He contested the 2018 general election for the National Assembly from the NA-114 Sialkot district.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Asif Bajwa promotion pleases Saqlain". DAWN.COM. 2006-05-19. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  2. "Pakistan hockey legend Akhtar Rasool honoured". Daily Times. 2022-03-26. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  3. Ali, Shazad (2008-06-20). "I will definitely meet Jamali to sort out crisis: Asif Bajwa". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2022-03-31.

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