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Indian Olympic Champion: Field Hockey, 1960

Suryakant

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

The field hockey tournament at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy was contested from August 26 to September 9, with sixteen participating teams.

Only men competed in field hockey at these Games. Pakistan won the gold medal, defeating India in the final and ending India’s run of six successive gold medals. Spain won the bronze medal.

Team India: Joseph Antic, Kulwant Arora, Leslie Claudius, Jaman Lal Sharma, Mohinder Lal, Shankar Lakshman, John Peter, Govind Sawant, Raghbir Singh Bhola, Udham Singh Kullar, Charanjit Singh, Jaswant Singh, Joginder Singh, and Prithipal Singh — Field hockey, Men’s Team Competition.

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