1968 Olympics: Indian Slip to First Bronze in Hockey, Loses at Group too

As 25 Men represented India at Mexico Olympics, India looked to Hockey again for a medal. They did not disappoint though, but could get only a Bronze as they lost the semifinal to Australia. Indian Hockey downfall was clear as they even lost a match at Group stage for the first time.

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

Olympics Statistics

    Venue: Mexico City, Mexico
    Sports: 172 events in 18 sports
    Participating Nations: 112
    Athletes Participating: 5,516 (4,735 men, 781 women)

Indian Statistics

    India Ranking: 42
    Flag Bearer: None
    Indian Team: 25 (all men)
    Sports-India: Athletics, Hockey, Shooting, Weightlifting ,Wrestling
    3rd Olympics: Udey Chand, Karni Singh (Wrestling)
    2nd Olympics: Mohon Lal Ghosh (Weightlifting), Bishambar Singh (Wrestling)

Hockey: Slips to Bronze

    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


    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

Athletics: 2 Men in 2 events

    Bhim Singh: Round 1 Men’s High Jump
    Praveen Kumar: Round 1 Men’s Hammer Throw


    Karni Singh: 10th in Mixed Trap, 28th in Mixed Skeet
    Randhir Singh: 17th in Mixed Trap

Mohon Lal Ghosh: Round 1 Men’s Featherweight

Wrestling: 4 Men in 5 events

    Sudesh Kumar (18 year): Men’s Flyweight, Greco-Roman and 6th in Men’s Flyweight, Freestyle
    Bishambar Singh: Men’s Bantamweight, Freestyle
    Udey Chand: 6th in Men’s Lightweight, Freestyle
    Mukhtiar Singh: Men’s Welterweight, Freestyle

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