1966 Asian Games: India Finish 5th with 21 Medals

Bangkok Asian Games will be remembered for India’s first Gold medal and first win over Pakistan in Hockey at Asian Games. Overall with first medal in Tennis and winning medals in 5 Sports, Indians finished 5th with 7 Gold, 3 Silver and 11 Bronze medals at 1966 Asian Games.

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Asian Games 1966 Statistics

    Nations: 18
    Sports: 14 (Women’s Volleyball made debut)
    Events: 142
    Competitors: 1945
    Winner: Japan
    India: 5th
    Indian Contingent:
    Medals: 460 medals (140 gold, 140 silver and 170 bronze)
    Countries Winning Medals: 10

Indians won 5 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze to finish thrird.

Indians finished third with a Gold and Silver.

Indians won Gold medal.
In Group B, they won all three defeating Malaysia (1-0), Ceylon (3-0) and South Korea (1-0). In semifinals, they defeated Japan (3-0) and finals defeated Pakistan (1-0) to win Gold. Indians did not conceded a goal and won all 5 matches.

Squad: A. L. Frank, Haripal Kaushik, Balbir Singh Kular, Balbir Singh Kullar, Mohinder Lal, Shankar Lakshman, John Peter, Balbir Singh, Dharam Singh, Gurbux Singh, Harbinder Singh, Harmik Singh, Inder Singh, Jagdeep Singh, Jagjit Singh, Prithipal Singh, Tarsem Singh, Noel Toppo

Indians finished third at Group B, winning one against Malaysia (2-1) and losing against Japan (1-2) and Iran (1-4). Overall, they finished 8th.

Indians won a Bronze in Men’s Doubles.

Indians topped the Group A winning all three matches, defeating Philippines (3-1), Malaysia (3-0) and Thailand (3-0). But, in the championship group round they won only two and lost three to finish 4th. They won agianst Indonesia (3-2) and Thailand (3-0), but lost to Bronze winner Iran (1-3), Gold winner Japan (0-3) and Silver winner South Korea (0-3).

With 1 Silver and 5 Bronze, Indians finished 4th.

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