1972 Olympics: Indian Hockey Team Again Settles for Bronze

Indian Hockey team had to settle again for a Bronze, their 10th consecutive Olympic medal. Three Wrestlers came close to emulate Bronze of Wrestler Khashaba Jhadav.

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

Olympics Statistics

    Venue: Munich, West Germany
    Sports: 195 events in 21 sports
    Participating Nations: 121
    Athletes Participating: 7,134 (6,075 men, 1,059 women)

Indian Statistics

    India Ranking: 43
    Flag Bearer: D.N. Devine Jones
    Indian Team: 41 Athletes (one female in Athletics)
    Sports-India: Athletics, Boxing, Hockey, Sailing, Shooting, Weightlifting, Wrestling.
    Kamaljit Sandhu the Only woman athlete.
    2nd Bronze and 10th Olympic Medal for Indian Men’s Hockey team.
    3 Wrestlers missed Bronze, finished 4th.
    4th Olympics: Karni Singh (Shooting)
    3rd: Harbinder Singh
    2nd: Krishnamurty Perumal, Ajitpal Singh, Harmik Singh (Hockey), Mukhtiar Singh, Sudesh Kumar, Bhim Singh (Wrestler), Freestyle, Randhir Singh (Shooter), Praveen Kumar (Athlete-Hammer and Discus Throw)


    Sri Ram Singh Round 1 Men’s 800 metres
    Eddie Sequeira Round 1 Men’s 5,000 metres
    Suresh Babu (19 year) Men’s High Jump
    Mohinder Singh Gill: Men’s Long Jump and Triple Jump
    Jugraj Singh: Men’s Shot Put
    Praveen Kumar: Men’s Discus Throw
    Vijay Singh Chauhan: 17th in Men’s Decathlon
    Kamaljit Sandhu: Round 1 Women’s 400 metres


    Chander Narayanan: Round 1 Men’s Flyweight
    Muniswamy Venu: Round 2 Men’s Lightweight
    Nghlhav Mehtabs Singh: Round 1 Men’s Light-Heavyweight

Hockey: 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.

    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


    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

Sailing: 3 Men for 2 events

    Tehmasp Rustom Mogul: 34th in Mixed One Person Dinghy
    Ahmed Abdul Basith & Sohrab Janshed Contractor: 29th in Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

Shooting: 4 Men in 3 Events

    Prithipal Chatterjee (95th), Roy Choudhury (99th): Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres
    Karni Singh (48 years): 34th in Mixed Trap, 36th in Mixed Skeet
    Randhir Singh: 44th in Mixed Trap

Anil Mondal: 11th in Men’s Flyweight

Wrestling: 8 Men in 8 events

    Adkar Maruti: 4th in Men’s Flyweight, Freestyle
    Sudesh Kumar: 4th in Men’s Flyweight, Freestyle
    Prem Nath (17 years): 4th in Men’s Bantamweight, Freestyle
    Satpal Singh (17 years): Men’s Featherweight, Freestyle
    Jagrup Singh: Men’s Lightweight, Freestyle
    Mukhtiar Singh: Men’s Welterweight, Freestyle
    Harishchandra Birajdar: Men’s Middleweight, Freestyle
    Chandgi Ram: Men’s Light-Heavyweight, Freestyle

1 Comment

  1. I have unearthed one of the 1972 Indian Olympic Hockey Sticks in fair condition do you believe anyone would be interested in it, if so please make contact

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