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Vasudevan Baskaran

Vasudevan Baskaran
Personal information
Born17 August 1950 (1950-08-17) (age 73)
Chennai, India
Medal record
Men’s field hockey
Representing  India
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow Team
Hockey World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1973 Amsterdam Team
Asian Games
Silver medal – second place 1974 Tehran Team
Silver medal – second place 1978 Bangkok Team

Vasudevan Baskaran (born 17 August 1950) is a former field hockey player and coach from Tamil Nadu, India. He captained the Indian national team, which won the gold medal at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, then part of the Soviet Union.

Thereafter he coached and mentored several players for the Indian team. He was the head coach of the India hockey team at the 1998 and 2006 Hockey World Cup.[1] Now he lives with his family in Besant Nagar in Chennai, India.


After the Olympic gold victory, Baskaran had coached India several times, the last time at the 2006 Men's Hockey World Cup in Mönchengladbach. Currently he is the Chief Coach of Bhopal Badshahs in World Series Hockey league.

Medal Name Sport Event Date
1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold Vasudevan Baskaran Field hockey Field hockey at the 1980 Summer Olympics 29 July 1980


He was awarded the Arjuna Award in (1979–1980) for his performance as a player in Olympic Games.

See also


  1. ^ "Indian Coaches in Men's Hockey World Cups". Hockey Passion. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
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