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Musing 30: Janki Dass, Shaheed Bhagat Singh (!963)

It is mentioned on many websites that he won many Olympic gold medals in cycling. In the film Khazanchi (1941) it is said that he was a "world champion cyclist". It is very easy to check these days. For example, this medal tally of India (sports-wise) shows that India has never won any Olympic medal of any kind in any kind of cycling!

Olympic Medals

Perhaps he won in the Commonwealth games. They have a website and one can search by athlete. I searched by entering Janki Dass, Janki, Janki Das. Under the last one, we find that he did participate in 4 cycling events in 1938, but was not even ranked in 3 of them and was 14 in the  1 Km time trial.

Athlete search

So, he went to the Berlin games in 1938. I guess it was a big deal just to be able to go, but no MEDALS.

So, was he ever a world champion cyclist? I have searched everywhere, but could not find anything. But, I know that absence of evidence is not the same as evidence of absence, I love to be proved wrong and I do reward handsomely those who find my mistakes. Please help me.

Now you know!


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