The funeral of a former Olympic hockey gold medallist Joseph “Joe” Galibardy took place at Our Lady and St Georges Church in the London suburb of Walthamstow today (31 May). This was followed by a cremation service at the City of London Crematorium at Manor Park.
Galibardy played left half in the Indian team that crushed Germany 8-1 in the 1936 Olympic final in Berlin.
He was the oldest living Olympic hockey gold medal winner and the last surviving member of the teams that played in the Berlin final.
Galibardy had lived in Walthamstow since his parents and their seven children emigrated from India in 1956.
The Sports Journalists Association and Hockey Commission of the AIPS were represented at the funeral by Patrick Rowley who, along with Dil Bahra, also represented the Hockey Writers Club.
Source: Hockey Writers' Club
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