Tag: Hockey

First ever women’s hockey gold at CWG

On 03 August 2002: Indian women’s hockey team defeated England 3-2 in the final to win gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games held at the Belle Vue Complex, Manchester, England.

In the final, Mamta Kharab gave India the lead with her goal in the 21st minute. The lead was doubled within 10 minutes as Sita Gussain too found the back of the nett. Sarah Blanks (35′) and Helen Grant (46′) scored one goal each for the English to level the score at 2 – 2. Both the teams were unable to score any further till the end of regulation time.

In order to decide the gold medalist, the match went into extra time, where in the 78th minute Mamta Kharab netted the historic goal for India.

Squad: Suraj Lata Devi (c),  Mamta Kharab, Sita Gussain, Kanti Baa, Suman Bala, Tingonleima Chanu, Ngasepam Pakpi Devi, Saba Anjum Karim, Amandeep Kaur, Manjinder Kaur, Jyoti Sunita Kullu, Helen Mary, Masira Surin, Pritam Rani Siwach, Sumrai Tete, Sanggai Chanu

RESULTS
03 Aug 2002 – Gold Medal Match
IND 3 – 2 ENG
03 Aug 2002 – Bronze Medal Match
AUS 4 – 3 NZL

Eighth Olympic hockey gold

On 29 July 1980 – India defeated Spain 4-3 in the final to win gold in men’s hockey of the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

The finals was played at the Minor Arena, Dynamo Stadium. India scored the first goal when Surinder Singh Sodhi successfully converted the penalty stroke in the 24th minute. Six minutes later, Sodhi successfully converted a penalty corner to double India’s lead. Both the teams went into the break with India leading 2 – 0. 

Seven minutes after the break, M K Kaushik scored a fine field goal to help India to 3-0 lead. Juan Amat Fontanals converted two penalty corners within a space of a minute to bring the Spanish side back into the contest. In the 58th minute, Mohammed Shahid found the back of the net to increase India’s lead by two goals. Fontanals’ successful penalty corner could only help Spain reduce the deficit as India manage to hold onto a one goal lead. 

Squad – Vasudevan Bhaskaran (C), Allan Schofield, Bir Bahadur Chettri, Dung Dung Sylvanus, Rajinder Singh, Devinder Singh, Gurmail Singh, Ravinder Pal Singh, Maharaj Krishon Kaushik, Zafar Iqbal, Somaya Muttana Maney Pandey, Mohammed Shahid, Charanjit Kumar, Merwyn Fernandis, Amarjit Rana, Surinder Singh Sodhi.

29 Jul – Gold Medal Match 
IND 4 – 3 ESP
29 Jul – Bronze Medal Match 
URS 2 – 1 PLN
29 Jul – 5th place Match
CUB 4 – 1 TAN
Preliminary Round
26 Jul – Group A – Match 15
ESP 11 – 0 CUB
26 Jul – Group A – Match 14
URS 2 – 4 IND
26 Jul – Group A – Match 13
TAN 1 – 9 PLN
24 Jul – Group A – Match 12
URS 11 – 2 TAN
24 Jul – Group A – Match 11
ESP 6 – 0 PLN
24 Jul – Group A – Match 10
IND 1 – 0 CUB
23 Jul – Group A – Match 9
URS 5 – 1 PLN
23 Jul – Group A – Match 8
IND 2 – 2 ESP
23 Jul – Group A – Match 7
TAN 0 – 4 CUB
21 Jul – Group A – Match 6
IND 2 – 2 PLN
21 Jul – Group A – Match 5
ESP 3 – 0 TAN
21 Jul – Group A – Match 4
URS 9 – 0 CUB
20 Jul – Group A – Match 3
ESP 2 – 1 URS
20 Jul – Group A – Match 2
IND 18 – 0 TAN
20 Jul – Group A – Match 1
PLN 7 – 1 CUB
Points Table
Team M W D L GF GA Pts
ESP 5 4 1 0 33 3 9
IND 5 3 2 0 39 6 8
URS 5 3 0 2 30 11 6
PLN 5 2 1 2 19 15 5
CUB 5 1 0 4 7 42 2
TAN 5 0 0 5 3 54 0

Lost Olympic glory regained

On 23 October 1964: India defeated Pakistan 1-0 in the final of men’s hockey at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

The final match was played at the Komazawa Hockey Field between India and Pakistan, who had earlier met twice in the Olympic finals, with both team winning once. The only goal of the 1964 final was scored when Mohinder Lal successfully converted a penalty stroke in the 41st minute.

In the entire tournament, India played nine matches, winning seven, while playing out draws against Germany and Spain. Prithipal Singh was the leading scorer for India with 11 goals in the tournament.

Squad: Charanjit Singh (C), Shankar Lakshman (GK), Rajendran Christie, Prithipal Singh, Dharam Singh, Gurbux Singh, Mohinder Lal, Jagjit Singh, Rajinder Singh, Joginder Singh, Haripal Kaushik, Harbinder Singh, Bandu Patil, Victor John Peter, Udham Singh, Darshan Singh, Syed Ali, Balbir Singh Kular.

Men’s Field Hockey – Results
Group A – Standings
Team M W D L GF GA Pts
PAK 6 6 0 0 17 3 12
AUS 6 4 0 2 16 5 8
KEN 6 3 1 2 7 9 7
JPN 6 3 0 3 6 6 6
GBR 6 2 0 4 5 12 4
RHO 6 1 1 4 4 16 3
NZL 6 1 0 5 6 10 2
11 Oct – Group A – Match 1
KEN 0 – 0 RHO
11 Oct – Group A – Match 2
PAK 1 – 0 JPN
11 Oct – Group A – Match 3
AUS 7 – 0 GBR
12 Oct – Group A – Match 4
PAK 5 – 2 ESP
12 Oct – Group A – Match 5
AUS 3 – 0 RHO
12 Oct – Group A – Match 6
GBR 0 – 2 NZL
13 Oct – Group A – Match 7
AUS 3 – 1 JPN
13 Oct – Group A – Match 8
GBR 4 – 1 RHO
13 Oct – Group A – Match 9
KEN 3 – 2 NZL
15 Oct – Group A – Match 10
PAK 1 – 0 GBR
15 Oct – Group A – Match 11
JPN 1 – 0 NZL
15 Oct – Group A – Match 12
KEN 1 – 0 AUS
16 Oct – Group A – Match 13
KEN 0 – 2 JPN
16 Oct – Group A – Match 14
AUS 2 – 1 NZL
16 Oct – Group A – Match 15
PAK 6 – 0 RHO
18 Oct – Group A – Match 16
GBR 0 – 1 KEN
18 Oct – Group A – Match 17
JPN 2 – 1 RHO
18 Oct – Group A – Match 18
PAK 2 – 0 NZL
19 Oct – Group A – Match 19
PAK 2 – 1 AUS
19 Oct – Group A – Match 20
GBR 1 – 0 JPN
19 Oct – Group A – Match 21
RHO 2 – 1 NZL
Group B – Standings
Team M W D L GF GA Pts
IND 7 5 2 0 18 4 12
ESP 7 4 3 0 16 3 11
NED 7 4 1 2 20 4 9
GER 7 2 5 0 9 4 9
MAS 7 2 2 3 11 13 6
BEL 7 2 2 3 10 13 6
CAN 7 1 0 6 5 25 2
HKG 7 0 1 6 3 26 1
11 Oct – Group A – Match 1
ESP 1 – 1 NED
11 Oct – Group A – Match 2
GER 5 – 1 CAN
11 Oct- Group A – Match 3
MAS 4 – 1 HKG
11 Oct – Group A – Match 4
IND 2 – 0 BEL
12 Oct – Group A – Match 5
IND 1 – 1 GER
12 Oct – Group A – Match 6
BEL 2 – 0 HKG
12 Oct – Group A – Match 7
ESP 3 – 0 MAS
12 Oct – Group A – Match 8
NED 5 – 0 CAN
14 Oct – Group A – Match 9
HKG 1 – 2 CAN
14 Oct – Group A – Match 10
GER 1 – 0 NED
14 Oct – Group A – Match 11
BEL 3 – 3 MAS
14 Oct – Group A – Match 12
IND 1 – 1 ESP
15 Oct – Group A – Match 13
NED 4 – 0 BEL
15 Oct – Group A – Match 14
ESP 3 – 0 CAN
15 Oct – Group A – Match 15
GER 0 – 0 MAS
15 Oct – Group A – Match 16
IND 6 – 0 HKG
17 Oct – Group A – Match 17
BEL 5 – 1 CAN
17 Oct – Group A – Match 18
IND 3 – 1 MAS
17 Oct – Group A – Match 19
ESP 1 – 1 GER
17 Oct – Group A – Match 20
NED 7 – 0 HKG
18 Oct – Group A – Match 21
NED 2 – 0 MAS
18 Oct – Group A – Match 22
GER 0 – 0 BEL
18 Oct – Group A – Match 23
ESP 4 – 0 HKG
18 Oct – Group A – Match 24
IND 3 – 0 CAN
19 Oct – Group A – Match 25
MAS 3 – 1 CAN
19 Oct – Group A – Match 26
GER 1 – 1 HKG
19 Oct – Group A – Match 27
ESP 3 – 0 BEL
19 Oct – Group A – Match 28
NED 1 – 2 IND
23 Oct 64 – Gold Medal Match
IND 1 – 0 PAK
23 Oct 64 – Bronze Medal Match
AUS 1 – 0 ESP

Second Olympic gold

On 11 August 1932 – Indian Hockey Team won its second ever Gold medal in 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. The men’s field hockey matches during the 1932 edition were played at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum from 04th to 11th August.

The tournament was played in a round-robin format as only three teams i.e. hosts United States, Japan and India took part. Halfback Lal Shah Bokhari was the captain of Indian team. Roop Singh scored the highest number of goals (13) for India in the 1932 edition.

In first match India faced Japan. Dhyan Chand found the back of the net four times while Roop Singh and Gurmit Singh Kullar each scored hat-trick,  Richard Carr also chipped in with a goal as India beat Japan 11 – 1. At halftime, India was leading 4 – 0. Junzo Inohara scored the lone goal for Japan. He also became the player to score against India in Olympics.

In the last league match India faced hosts United States. Roop Singh, Dhyan Chand, Gurmit Singh Kullar and Broome Pinniger scored 10, 8, 5 and 1 goal  respectively for India, while William Boddington scored the only goal for the hosts as India thrashed the United States by world record score 24 – 1. India was leading 10 – 0 at half time

Squad:- Lal Bokhari (C), Arthur Hind (GK), Richard Allen (GK), Dhyan Chand, Roop Singh, Gurmit Singh Kullar, Richard Carr, Broome Pinniger, Muhammad Aslam, Frank Brewin, Leslie Hammond, Sayed Jaffar, Masud Minhas William Sullivan, Carlyle Tapsell.

Standings
Team M W D L GF GA Pts
IND 2 2 0 0 35 2 2
JPN 2 1 0 1 10 13 1
USA 2 2 0 2 3 33 0
Results
04 Aug – Match 1
IND 11 – 1 JPN
08 Aug – Match 2
JPN 9 – 2 USA
11 Aug – Match 3
IND 24 – 1 USA