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India at the 1956 Summer Olympics

 

India at the 1956 Summer Olympics

India at the Olympic Games

Flag of India
IOC code  IND
NOC Indian Olympic Association
Website www.olympic.ind.in
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 33 in 3 sports
Flag bearer Balbir Singh Sr.
Medals
Rank: 24
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

India competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia.

Contents

  • Medalists 1
  • Athletics 2
  • Field Hockey 3
  • Football 4
  • Gymnastics 5
  • Shooting 6
  • Swimming 7
  • Weightlifting 8
  • Wrestling 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Medalists

Medals by sport
Sport 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Field hockey 1 0 0 1
Total 1 0 0 1
Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Leslie Claudius
Ranganathan Francis
Haripal Kaushik
Amir Kumar
Raghbir Lal
Shankar Lakshman
Govind Perumal
Amit Singh Bakshi
Raghbir Singh Bhola
Balbir Singh Dosanjh
Hardyal Singh Garchey
Randhir Singh Gentle
Balkishan Singh Grewal
Gurdev Singh Kullar
Udham Singh Kullar
Bakshish Singh
Charles Stephen
Field hockey Men's Field hockey

Athletics

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification Round — 1.96m (14)
  • Qualification Round — (DNQ)

Men's 200 metres

  • Heat — 22.47 (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1.52.4(→ did not advance

Field Hockey

Squad

Leslie Claudius
Ranganathan Francis
Haripal Kaushik
Amir Kumar
Raghbir Lal
Shankar Lakshman
Govind Perumal
Amit Singh Bakshi
Raghbir Singh Bhola
Balbir Singh Dosanjh
Hardyal Singh Garchey
Randhir Singh Gentle
Balkishan Singh Grewal
Gurdev Singh Kullar
Udham Singh Kullar
Bakshish Singh
Charles Stephen

Group standings
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1.  India 3 3 0 0 36 0 6 X 6:0 14:0 16:0
2. Singapore 3 2 0 1 11 7 4 0:6 X 5:0 6:1
3.  Afghanistan 3 1 0 2 5 20 2 0:14 0:5 X 5:1
4.  United States 3 0 0 3 2 27 0 0:16 1:6 1:5 X
Semi-finals
December 3, 14:30
India  1–0 (0–0)  Germany
Gold medal match
December 6, 16:00
India  1–0 (0–0)  Pakistan

Football

First round

India  w/o 1  Hungary
Melbourne

Referee:

Attendance:

Quarterfinals
December 1, 1956
12:00
Australia  2–4  India
Morrow Goal 17' Goal 41' Report D'Souza Goal 9' Goal 33' Goal 50'
Kittu Goal 80'
Melbourne

Referee: C.H. Wensveen (IDN)

Attendance:

Semifinals
December 4, 1956
12:00
Yugoslavia  4–1  India
Papec Goal 54' Goal 65'
Veselinović Goal 57'
Salam Goal 78' (o.g.)
Report D'Souza Goal 52'
Melbourne

Referee: Latyshev (USSR)

Attendance: 16.626

Bronze Medal match
December 7, 1956
14:15
Bulgaria  3–0  India
Diev Goal 37' Goal 60'
Milanov Goal 42'
Report
Melbourne

Referee: Latyshev (USSR)

Attendance: 21.236

Gymnastics

Shooting

Swimming

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:01.6

Men's 200 metre butterfly

  • Heat — 3:06.3

Weightlifting

Wrestling

References

External links

  • sports-reference.com


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