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Ex-Olympian Jack Britto is no more

September 17, 2013


KARACHI, Sept 16: Jack Britto, who represented Pakistan at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games hockey event, passed away in London on Sunday, according to the information received here on Monday. He was 89.

Britto was an outstanding forward, right-half and played his hockey on the hallowed grounds of St Patrick’s High School which possessed the rare distinction of producing some of the best-known hockey stalwarts of his time in the sub-continent.

Britto had an excellent stick work and was a skilful dribbler and one of the best goal shooters in the game.

From 1954 onwards, Britto represented Malawi and later became coach to the Malawi hockey team. He spent the rest of his life in England.—APP