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Indian Olympic Champion: Field Hockey, 1964

Suryakant

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.

Field hockey at the 1964 Summer Olympics was a sport open only to men. 15 teams played in the field hockey competition.

India defeated Australia 3-1 in the semifinals to get a spot for the final. In the Final match team India faced arch rivals Pakistan. In a thrilling encounter India beat Pakistan 1-0 and bagged gold medal for team India.

Field hockey, Men’s Team Competition. Team members:

Charanjit Singh (captain), Shankar Lakshman, Rajendran Christie, Prithipal Singh, Dharam Singh, Gurbux Singh, Mohinder Lal, Jagjit Singh, Joginder “Gindi” Singh, Haripal Kaushik, Harbinder Singh, Bandu Patil, Victor John Peter, Udham Singh, Darshan Singh and Syed Mushtaq Ali.

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