India at Olympics: 8 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze Make India Undisputed Kingrs

As Indian Men’s team reached the quarterfinals of Men’s Hockey at Olympics after 36 years, check the record of Indians in all the Olympics, and members of their squads in all Olympics. This includes two time participation of Women’s Hockey too in 1980 and 2016 Olympics.

Indian Men’s Hockey at Olympics: 21 Olympics, 33 Opponents, 77 wins, 405 Goals Scored
Rio 2016: Indian Men’s Hockey Team and Schedule and Results
2016 Olympics Medal Tally
Rio 2016: List of World and Olympic Records Created by Gender, Sports, Countries and Days
Indian Performance in Every Olympics
History of All Sports Played at Olympics by India
Indian Medals In Olympics: When and Who Got It!!

Facts about Indian Hockey at Olympics

    Dhyan Chand and Richard Allen (Goalkeeper) were the only two players who played in first three Olympics.
    24-1 win over USA is the biggest in Olympics by any team.
    10 goals by Roop Singh in 24-1 win is the highest number of individual goals by anyone at Olympics.
    33 Nations have played India at Olympics.
    123 Matches played by Indian Men’s Team before 2016 Quarterfinals.
    5 Dhanraj Pillay has played maximum Olympics for Indian Hockey.

India’s Opponents in Olympics (Including 2016)

    12: Netherlands
    9: Argentina, Spain
    8 Australia, Germany, Great Britain
    7 New Zealand, Pakistan
    5 Belgium, South Korea, USA
    4 Canada, Malaysia, West Germany (2W, 1L, 1D)
    3 Austria, Japan, Poland, Soviet Union
    2 Denmark, Mexico
    1 Afghanistan, Cuba, East Germany, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Kenya, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania

Indian History at Summer Olympics: Performances in Every Olympics
History of All Sports Played at Olympics by India
Indian Medals In Olympics: When and Who Got It!!

1928: Gold Medal by Team of 14 members

    GoalKeeper: Richard Allen
    Eric Pinniger, Dhyan Chand (22 years), Shaukat Ali, Michael Gateley, Willie Goodsir-Cullen, Defender: Leslie Hammond, Feroze Khan, George Marthins, Rex Norris, Michael Rocque, Frederick Seaman, Jaipal Singh, Sayed Yusuf

Results

    Placed in Group A with Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland and Austria, the Indian team scored 26 goals in 4 wins without conceding any goal winning all four. In the Final it defeated Netherlands 3-0 to win a title without conceding any goal. Germany won the Bronze defeating Belgium 3-0.

1932: Gold Medal
Only three teams participated and only two games played to defend the Olympic title. But, Indians went on a massacre scoring 35 goals, and conceding two. They defeated Silver medal winner Japan 11-1 and the Bronze winner hosts USA 24-1.

    Dhyan Chand, Richard Allen, Leslie Hammond, Eric Pinniger, Sardar Mohammad Aslam, Lal Shah Bokhari, Frank Brewin, Dickie Carr, Arthur Hind, Sayed Jaffar, Masude Minhas, Gurmit Singh, Roop Singh, Pat Sullivan, Carlyle Tapsell

1936: 2nd Gold

    3rd Olympics: Dhyan Chand, Richard Allen (Goalkeeper)
    2nd Olympics: Sayed Jaffar, Roop Singh, Carlyle Tapsell
    Others: Ali Dara, Lionel Emmett, Peter Paul Fernandes, Joe Galibardy, Ernie Goodsir-Cullen, Sayed Muhammad Hussain, Ahmed Sher Khan, Ahsan Muhammad Khan, Mirza Nasir-ud-Din Masood, Cyril Michie, Baboo Nimal, Joe Phillips, Shabban Shahab-ud-Din, Gurcharan Singh Grewal

Results
11 teams were divided into three groups, with Group C and Group A having four teams. India scored 20 goals without conceding any to finish at top.

    Group A
    Def Japan 9-0
    Def USA 7-0
    Def Hungary 4-0
    Semifinals: def France 10-0
    Finals: Def Germany 8-1

1948: 4th Gold for India
Dhyan Chand refused the request to be part of this team, but Indian team still won their 4th consecutive Gold. Netherlands challenged in semifinal, otherwise rest of the matches were easy wins as they scored 25 goals in 5 matches and conceded just 3 goals.

    Squad: Leslie Claudius, Walter de Sousa, Keshav Dutt, Lawrie Fernandes, Ranganathan Francis, Gerry Glackan, Akhtar Hussain, Pat Jansen, Amir Kumar, Kishan Lal, Leo Pinto, Jaswant Rajput, Latif-ur Rehman, Reginald Rodrigues, Tarlochan Singh Bawa, Randhir Singh Gentle, Balbir Singh, Sr., G. Nandy Singh, Kunwar Digvijay Singh, Maxie Vaz

Matches

    Group A: Ind def Argentina 9-1
    Def Austria 8-0
    Def Spain 2-0
    Semis: Def Netherlands 2-1
    Final: Def Great Britain 4-0

1952: 5th Gold For India
Squad

    2nd: Leslie Claudius
    K. D. Singh, Meldric Daluz, Keshav Dutt, Chinadorai Deshmutu, Ranganathan Francis, Raghbir Lal, Govind Perumal, Muniswamy Rajgopal, Balbir Singh Sr., Randhir Singh Gentle, Udham Singh, Dharam Singh, Grahanandan Singh, Chaman Singh Gurung

Results

    1st Round: Bye
    2nd Round: Def Austria 4-0
    Semis: Def Great Britain 3-1
    Final: Def Netherlands 6-1

1956: India won 6th Consecutive Gold Medal
Squad

    3rd: Leslie Claudius, Ranganathan Francis, Balbir Singh, Sr, Randhir Singh, Raghbir Lal, Govind Perumal, Udham Singh,
    2nd: Amir Kumar (1948)
    Others: Shankar Laxman, Bakshish Singh, Charles Stephen, Gurdev Singh, Raghbir Singh Bhola, Amit Singh Bakshi, Hari Pal Kaushik, Hardyal Singh, Balkrishan Singh

Results

    Group: Def Singalore 6-0
    Def Afghanistan 14-0
    Def United States 16-0
    Semi: Def Germany 1-0
    Final: Def Pakistan 1-0

1960: First and Only Silver for Men’s Team
Squad

    4th: Leslie Claudius
    3rd: Udham Singh
    2nd: Shankar Laxman, Raghbir Singh Bhola
    Others: Prithipal Singh, Jaman Lal Sharma, Charanjit Singh, Govind Sawant, Gindi Singh, V. J. Peter, Jaswant Singh, Joseph Anthony Antic, Mohinder Lal

Results

    Group A
    Def Denmark (10-0)
    Def Netherlands (4-1)
    Def New Zealand (3-0)
    Quarters: Def Australia 1-0
    Semis: Def Great Britain 1-0
    Final: Lost to Pakistan 0-1 (Goal Scorer: Ahmad Nasir)

1964: 7th Gold
Squad

    4th: Udham Singh
    3rd: Shankar Laxman,
    2nd: Hari Pal Kaushik, Prithipal Singh, Charanjit Singh, Gindi Singh, V. J. Peter, Mohinder Lal
    Others: Syed Mushtaq Ali, Bandu Patil, Darshan Singh, Dharam Singh, Gurbux Singh, Harbinder Singh, Jagjit Singh Kular

Results

    Group B
    Drew Spain 1-1
    Drew Germany 1-1
    def. Netherlands 2-1
    def. Malaysia 3-1
    def. Belgium 2-0
    def. Canada 3-0
    def. Hong Kong 6-0
    Semis: Def Australia 3-1
    Final: Def Pak 1-0

1968: Slips to Bronze
Squad

    3rd: Prithipal Singh, V. J. Peter
    2nd: Gurbux Singh, Harbinder Singh, Jagjit Singh Kular
    Others: Rajendra Christy, Krishnamurty Perumal, Inam-ur Rahman, Munir Sait, Ajitpal Singh, Balbir Singh, Balbir Singh, Balbir Singh, Gogi Singh, Harmik Singh, Tarsem Singh

Results

    Group A: Won 6, lost 1, 20 goals scored, 4 conceded.
    Lost to New Zealand 1-2
    Def Mexico 8-0
    Def Spain 1-0
    Def Japan 5-0
    Def Belgium 2-1
    Def West Germany 2-1
    Def East Germany 1-0
    Semis: Lost to Aus 1-2
    Bronze: Def West Germany 2-1

1972: Bronze Medal
After finishing on top of the Group B, India lost the semifinals to Pakistan as for the first time since 1928 a non-Asian Team, West Germany, won the tournament.
Squad

    3rd: Harbinder Singh
    2nd: Krishnamurty Perumal, Ajitpal Singh, Harmik Singh
    Others: Govinda Billimogaputtaswamy, Charles Cornelius, Manuel Frederick, Michael Kindo, Ashok Kumar, Ganesh Mollerapoovayya, Harcharan Singh, Kulwant Singh, Mukhbain Singh, Varinder Singh

Results

    Group B: two draw, 5 wins
    Drew Netherlands 1-1
    Def Great Britain 5-0
    Def Australia 3-1
    Drew Poland 2-2
    Def Kenya 3-2
    Def Mexico 8-0
    Def New Zealand 3-2
    Semis: Lost to Pakistan 2-0
    Bronze: Def Netherlands 2-1

1976: 7th
Kiwis surprised all as they won the Gold medal leaving behind Asian, European and Australia. They defeated Pakistan in the final.
>Squad

    3rd: Ajitpal Singh
    2nd: Govinda Billimogaputtaswamy, Ashok Kumar, Harcharan Singh, Varinder Singh
    Others: Syed Ali, Vasudevan Bhaskaran, Bir Bahadur Chettri, Ashok Diwan, Aslam Sher Khan, V. J. Phillips, Ajit Singh, Baldev Singh, Chand Singh, Mohinder Singh, Surjit Singh

Results

    Def Argentina 4-0
    Lost to Netherlands 1-3
    Lost to Australia 1-6
    Def Canada 3-0
    Def Malaysia 3-0
    Replay Lost to Australia in penalty 5-4 (1-1)
    5-8th: West Germany def Ind 3-2
    7th: Def Malaysia 2-0

1980 Men’s Hockey: 8th 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

1980 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)

1984: 5th
India finished third in Pool A winning three losing to Australia and drawing with West Germany, the Silver medallist.
Squad

    2nd: Somaya Muttana Maneypandey, Charanjit Kumar, Merwyn Fernandis, Muhammad Shahid, Zafar Iqbal, Ravinder Pal Singh
    Others: Romeo James, Manohar Topno, Vineet Kumar Sharma, Somaya Muttana Maneypandey, Joaquim Carvalho, Rajinder Singh, Charanjit Kumar, Merwyn Fernandis, Hardeep Singh, Muhammad Shahid, Zafar Iqbal, Neel Kamal Singh, Iqbaljit Singh Grewal, Ravinder Pal Singh, Marcellus Gomes, Jalal-ud-Din Syed Rizvi

Results

    Pool A
    Def USA 5-1
    Def Malaysia 3-1
    Def Spain 4-3
    Lost to Australia 2-4
    Drew West Germany 0-0
    5-8th: Def New Zealand 1-0
    5th: Def Netherlands 5-2

1988: 6th
Indian team lost to Pakistan to finish 6th after winning 2, losing 2 and drawing against Germany at Group stage.
Squads

    3rd: Muhammad Shahid, Somaya Muttana Maneypandey, Merwyn Fernandis
    Others: Rajinder Singh Rawat, Pargat Singh, Ashok Kumar, Mohinder Pal Singh, Vivek Singh, Sujit Kumar, Subramani Balada Kalaiah, Jude Sebastian, Balwinder Singh, Thoiba Singh, Gundeep Kumar, Jagbir Singh, Mark Patterson

Results

    Lost to Soviet Union 0 – 1
    Drew Germany 1-1
    Def South Korea 3-1
    Def Canada 5-1
    Lost to Great Britain 0 – 3
    Classification Matches
    5th-8th place: Def Argentina 6-6 (4-3)
    5th-6th place: Lost to Pakistan 1-2

1992: 7th
Indian Men’s team won less matches and lost more for the first time, losing four games and winning three.
Squad

    Pargat Singh, Jude Sebastian, Jagbir Singh (Hockey)
    Others: Cheppudira Poonacha, Jagdev Singh Rai, Harpreet Singh, Sukhjit Singh, Shakeel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar Nandanoori, Dhanraj Pillay, Didar Singh, Ashish Kumar Ballal, Ravi Nayakar, Darryl D’Souza, Ajit Lakra

Results

    Lost to Germany 0 – 3
    Def Argentina 1 – 0
    Lost to Great Britain 1 – 3
    Lost to Australia 0 – 1
    Def Egypt 2 – 1
    Classification Matches
    5th-8th place: Lost to Spain 0 – 2
    7th-8th place: Def New Zealand 3 – 2

1996: 8th
Indians lost only one match at Group A but failed to reach semifinals as they drew in two games, against Germany and Pakistan. They lost both the classification matches to finish 8th,
Squad

    2nd: Harpreet Singh, Mukesh Kumar Nandanoori, Dhanraj Pillay
    Others: Subbaiah Anjaparavanda, Riaz Nabi Muhammad, Sanjeev Kumar, Baljit Singh Saini, Sabu Varkey, Rahul Singh, Baljit Singh Dhillon, Alloysius Edwards, Anil Alexander Aldrin, Gavin Ferreira, Ramandeep Singh Grewal, Dilip Kumar Tirkey

Results

    Preliminary Round (Group A):
    Lost to Argentina 0 – 1
    Drew Germany 1 – 1
    Def United States 4 – 0
    Drew Pakistan 0 – 0
    Def Spain 3 – 1
    Classification Matches:
    5th/8th place: Lost to South Korea 3 – 3 (South Korea wins after penalty strokes, 5 – 3)
    7th/8th place: Lost to Great Britain 3 – 4

2000: 7th
India finished third in Pool B after winning two, drawing two matches and losing to South Korea, who finished second in the group. After losing to Britain in Classification matches, after group they defeated Argentina again to finish 7th position.
Squad

    4th: Dhanraj Pillay
    3rd: Mukesh Kumar Nandanoori, Dhanraj Pillay
    2nd: Riaz Nabi Muhammad, Baljit Singh Saini, Baljit Singh Dhillon, Ramandeep Singh Grewal, Dilip Kumar Tirkey
    Others: Lajarus Barla, Thirumal Valavan Selvaraj, Samir Dad, Jude Menezes, Deepak Thakur Sonkhla, Gagan Ajit Singh, Sukhbir Singh Gill, Dinesh Nayak

Results

    def Argentina 3-0
    drew Australia 2-2
    Lost to South Korea 2-0
    Def Spain 3-2
    Drew Poland 1-1
    Classification Matches
    5-8th: Lost to Great Britain: 1=2
    7-8th: Def Argentina 3-1

2004: 7th
India finished fourth at Group stage winning only against South Africa, losing three and finished 7th, losing to Pakistan and winning against South Korea.

    5th: Dhanraj Pillay
    3rd: Baljit Singh Dhillon, Dilip Kumar Tirkey
    2nd: Riaz Nabi Muhammad, Baljit Singh Saini, Ramandeep Singh Grewal
    Others: Lajarus Barla, Thirumal Valavan Selvaraj, Samir Dad, Jude Menezes, Deepak Thakur Sonkhla, Gagan Ajit Singh, Sukhbir Singh Gill, Dinesh Nayak

Results

    Group Stage
    1. Lost to Netherlands 3-1
    2. Def South Korea 4-2
    3. Lost to Australia 4-3
    4. Lost to New Zealand 2-1
    5. Drew Argentina 2-2
    Classification Matches:
    5th-8th: Lost to Pakistan 0-3
    7th-8th: Def South Korea 5-2

2012: 12th (LAST)
Indians returned to Olympics after missing historically in 2008 Olympics, but they provided one of the worst performance by any Hockey team in Olympic history. They did not only lose all the 5 matches at group stage but also other the classification match and finished at the bottom. Indians could score 8 goals and conceded 21 goals.
Squad

    2nd: Sandeep Singh, Ignace Tirkey
    Others: Bharat Kumar Chetri, Manpreet Singh, Sardar Singh, Dharamvir Singh, Raghunath Vokkaliga Ramachandra, Gurbaj Singh, Tushar Khandker, S. K. Uthappa, Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran, Danish Mujtaba, Shivendra Singh, Gurvinder Singh Chandi, Sunil Sowmarpet Vitalacharya, Birendra Lakra

Results

    Group Stage
    1. Lost to Netherlands 2-3
    2. Lost to New Zealand 1-3
    3. Lost to Germany 2-5
    4. Lost to South Korea 1-4
    5. Lost to Belgium 0-3
    Classification: 11-12th: Lost to South Africa 2-3

2016: Finished 8th
With promising and improved performances, Asian Champion Indian Men’s seize the Olympic berth. They finished 4th in the group to reach the quarterfinals.
Squad

    Captain: Sreejesh
    Vice Captain: Sunil
    2nd: Manpreet Singh, Sardar Singh, Raghunath Vokkaliga Ramachandra, S. K. Uthappa, Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran, Danish Mujtaba, Sunil Sowmarpet Vitalacharya
    1: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Kothajit Singh, Surender Kumar, Devinder Walmiki, Akashdeep Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Nikkin Thimmiah.

Results

    Aug 6: India def Ireland 3-2 (1 Raghunath, 2 Rupinder Pal Singh)
    Aug 8: India lost to Germany 1-2 (1 Rupinder Pal Singh)
    Aug 9: India def Argentina 2-1 (1 Chinglensana Singh, Kothajit Singh)
    Aug 11: India lost to Netherlands 1-2 (1 Raghunath)
    Aug 12: India 2-2 Canada (1 Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh)

Knockouts

    Aug 14 Quarterfinals: Ind 1-3 Belgium

2016: Women’s Hockey-Finished 8th
Schedule and Results: Group B – Overall Finished at Bottom 12th

    Aug 7: India 2-2 Japan (Rani Rampal, Minz)
    Aug 8: India 0-3 Great Britain
    Aug 10: India 1-6 Australia (Thokchom)
    Aug 11: India 0-3 USA
    Aug 13: India 0-5 Argentina

Squad

    Captain: Sushila Chanu
    Vice Captain: Deepika
    Goalkeeper: Savita
    Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Deepika, Namita Toppo, Sunita Lakra, Sushila Chanu
    Midfielders: Navjot Kaur, Monika, Renuka Yadav, Lilima Minz
    Forwards: Anuradha Devi, Poonam Rani, Vandana Kataria, Rani Rampal, Preeti Dubey, Nikki PRadhan
    Standby: Rajani Etimarpu, H. Lalruat Feli

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