1980: Hockey Gets Last Olympic Gold, Rest Fail to Make Any Impact Despite Boycott

Boycott by USA and Western Countries did not help India’s ranking as they finished 23rd, winning their last Gold medal in Men’s Hockey. Participating for the first time Women’s Hockey Team finished 4th.

Indian Performance in Every Olympics
History of All Sports Played at Olympics by India
Olympic History
Indian Athletes in 2012 Olympics

72 Athletes (16 females, 14 Hockey, 2 Athletics) for 8 Sports, Gold in
Olympics Statistics

    Venue: Moscow, Soviet Union
    Sports: 203 events in 21 sports
    Participating Nations: 80
    Athletes Participating: 5,179 (4,064 men, 1,115 women)

Indian Statistics

    India Ranking: 23
    Flag Bearer: None
    Indian Team: 76 (58 men, 18 women)
    Sports-India: Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Hockey
    5th: Karni Singh (Shooting)
    4th: Randhir Singh (Shooter)
    3rd: Sri Ram Singh (Men’s 800 mt)
    2nd: Roy Choudhury (Shooting), Hari Chand (Athletics 10,000 mts), Shivnath Singh (Men’s Marathon), Vasudevan Bhaskaranm, Bir Bahadur Chettri (Hockey) Satpal Singh (Wrestling after 1972)

Athletics: 11 (9 Men, 2 Women) for 12 Events

    Adille Sumariwalla: Round 1 Men’s 100 metres
    Perumal Subramanian: Round 1 Men’s 200 metres
    Sri Ram Singh: Round 1 Men’s 800 metres
    Sant Kumar: Round 1 Men’s 1,500 metres
    Gopal Saini: Round 1 Men’s 5,000 metres
    Hari Chand: Round 1 Men’s 10,000 metres, 31st Men’s Marathon
    Shivnath Singh: Men’s Marathon
    Ranjit Singh: 18th in Men’s 20 kilometres Walk
    Bahadur Singh: Round 1 Men’s Shot Put
    P. T. Usha: Round 1 Women’s 100 metres and Women’s 200 metres
    Geeta Zutshi: Round 1 Women’s 800 metres

Basketball: 12 member Men’s team finished 12th at bottom

    Baldev Singh, Ajmer Singh, Parvez Diniar, Dilip Gurumurthy, Harbhajan Singh, Jorawar Singh, Amarnath Nagarajan, Pramdiph Singh, Paramjit Singh, Radhey Shyam, Hanuman Singh, Tarlok Singh Sandhu

Results

    Preliminary Round (Group A)
    Lost to Soviet Union (65-121)
    Lost to Czechoslovakia (65-133)
    Lost to Brazil (64-137)
    Semi Final Round (Group B)
    Lost to Poland (67-113)
    Lost to Senegal (59-81)
    Lost to Sweden (63-119)
    Lost to Australia (75-93)

Boxing:

    Birender Singh Thapa: Round 1 Men’s Light-Flyweight
    Amala Dass: Round 1 Men’s Flyweight
    Ganapathy Manoharan: Round 2 Men’s Bantamweight

Equestrianism: 4 Men in 2 Events

    Muhammad Khan, Darya Singh, Jitendarjit Singh Ahluwalia, Hussain Khan in Mixed Three-Day Event, Individual and Mixed Three-Day Event, Team

Men’s Hockey: Gold
Squad

    2nd: Vasudevan Bhaskaranm, Bir Bahadur Chettri
    Others: Allan Schofield, Dung Dung Sylvanus, Rajinder Singh, Devinder Singh, Gurmail Singh, Ravinder Pal Singh, Somaya Muttana Maneypandey, Maharaj Krishon Kaushik, Charanjit Kumar, Merwyn Fernandis Amarjit Rana, Muhammad Shahid, Zafar Iqbal, Surinder Singh Sodhi
    Results

      def Tanzania 18-0
      drew Poland 2-2
      drew Spain 2-2
      def Cuba 13-0
      def Soviet Union 4-2
      Final: def Spain 4-3

    Women’s Hockey: 4th
    Squad

      Margaret Toscano, Sudha Chaudhry, Gangotri Bhandari, Rekha Mundphan, Rupa Kumari Saini, Varsha Soni, Eliza Nelson, Prema Maya Sonir, Nazleen Madraswalla, Selma D’Silva, Lorraine Fernandes, Harpreet Gill, Balwinder Kaur Bhatia, Nisha Sharma

    Results

      Def Austria (2-0)
      Def Poland (4-0)
      Lost to Czechoslovakia (1-2)
      Drew with Zimbabwe (1-1)
      Lost to Soviet Union (1-3)

    Shooting: 4 men in 2 events

      Gian Chand and Roy Choudhury in Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
      Karni Singh (56) and Randhir Singh in Mixed Trap

    Weightlifting

      Karunagaran Ekambaram: Men’s Flyweight
      Tamil Selwan Muniswamy: Men’s Bantamweight

    Wrestling: 6 Men in 6 events

      Mahabir Singh (15 years): 5th in Men’s Light-Flyweight, Freestyle
      Kumar Ashok: Men’s Flyweight, Freestyle
      Jagmander Singh: 4th in Men’s Lightweight, Freestyle
      Rajinder Singh: 6th in Men’s Welterweight, Freestyle
      Kartar Dhillon Singh: Men’s Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle
      Satpal Singh: Men’s Heavyweight, Freestyle

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