Eliza Nelson
Personal information
Born27 September 1956
Pune, Maharashtra, India
OccupationField hockey player
Medal record

Eliza Nelson, née Eliza Mendonca, is an Indian field hockey player[1] and a former captain of the women's national field hockey team of India.[2] Born in a Goan family on 27 September 1956 at Pune in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Nelson played for the Indian Railways[2] and led the Indian national team that won the gold medal at the 9th Asian Games held at New Delhi in 1982.[3] She was also a member of the team that secured fourth place at the Moscow 1980 Summer Olympics.[2][3] She received the Arjuna Award in 1981[4] and the Government of India awarded her the fourth highest Indian civilian honour of Padma Shri in 1983.[5]

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  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. ^ a b "Poor planning cost us medal in 1980 Olympics". Times of India. 25 July 2012. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Arjuna Awardees List". News Choupal. 6 August 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 18 June 2015.