How many gold medals Indian hockey team won in Olympics?

Which Olympic hockey team won Indian gold medal?

Indian men’s hockey team – Berlin 1936

Under the leadership of Dhyan Chand, India completed a hat-trick of gold medals at the Berlin Olympics. The team defeated hosts Germany 8-1 in the final, with Dhyan Chand scoring four in the gold-medal clash.

Who won the first Olympic medal in India?

There were numerous firsts for India during their 17-day campaign. Chanu became the first Indian to win a medal on the first day of the Olympics and the first weightlifter to bag the silver for the nation.

Cricket is the most popular sport in India, the country has hosted and won the Cricket World Cup on multiple occasions. Field hockey is the most successful sport for India at the Olympic Games; the Indian men’s team have won eight Olympic gold medals.

Who is the father of hockey in India?

He was known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats, in addition to earning three Olympic gold medals, in 1928, 1932 and 1936, during an era where India dominated field hockey.

Dhyan Chand.

Major Dhyan Chand PB
Birth name Dhyan Singh
Nickname(s) The Wizard, The Magician

Who is known as Wizard of hockey?

For many, Dhyan Chand is simply the greatest Indian field hockey player of all time. He was the man who mesmerised everyone with his silky stick-work earning him the nickname ‘hockey wizard.

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