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Eliza Nelson

Eliza Nelson
Personal information
Born (1956-09-27) 27 September 1956 (age 67)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
OccupationField hockey player
Medal record
Women's field hockey
Representing  India
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1982 Delhi Team competition

Eliza Nelson, née Eliza Mendonca (born 27 September 1956), is an Indian field hockey player[1] and a former captain of the women's national field hockey team of India.[2] She received the Arjuna Award in 1981[3] and the Government of India awarded her the fourth highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1983.[4]

Family

Eliza was born in a Goan family at Pune, Maharashtra. She has two brothers, Augustine and Felix, and two sisters, Irene and Salome. She married Darryl, a hockey player from Kerala, and lives a retired life in Pune. She has two daughters. Andrea is a director of a pharma firm in the US and Rebecca is a fashion designer in Mumbai.[5]

Career

Eliza Nelson joined the Western Railway hockey team in 1977. And she played for the Indian Railways[2] She led the Indian national team that won the gold medal at the 9th Asian Games held at New Delhi in 1982.[6] She was also a member of the team that secured fourth place at the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics.[2][6] In 2001, she became the Sports Officer of Central Railway.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Indian Sports Portal". Indian Sports Portal. 2015. Archived from the original on 10 July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Eliza Nelson". Sports Reference. 2015. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Arjuna Awardees List". News Choupal. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  5. ^ a b "INDIAN HOCKEY'S GOLDEN GIRL ELIZA NELSON". Stick2Hockey. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  6. ^ a b "Poor planning cost us medal in 1980 Olympics". Times of India. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2015.


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