Afghanistan at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Afghanistan at the Olympic Games

Flag of Afghanistan
IOC code  AFG
NOC Afghanistan National Olympic Committee
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors
Medals Gold
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Silver
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Bronze
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Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games

Afghanistan competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, after having missed the 1952 Games in Helsinki. They only sent a team of 12 to compete in the field hockey, of which six of the competitors competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics.[1]

Field Hockey[edit]

Squad[edit]

Head coach:

No. Pos. Player DoB Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
Ahmad Shah Abouwi  ? 3 0
Noor Ullah Nuristani  ? 3 0
Ramazan Nuristani  ? 2 0
Bakhteyar Gulam Mangal  ? 3 2
Ghazi Salah-ud-Din  ? 2 0
Abdul Kadir Nuristani  ? 3 0
Din Mohammad Nuristani  ? 3 0
Jahan Gulam Nuristani  ? 3 2
Mohammad Amin Nuristani  ? 2 0
Mohammad Anis Sherzai  ? 3 0
Najam Yahya  ? 3 1
Khan Nasrullah Totakhail  ? 3 0

Group A[edit]

November 26, 14:30
India  14–0 (3–0)  Afghanistan
November 28, 11:30
Singapore United Kingdom 5–0 (4–0)  Afghanistan
November 30, 14:30
Afghanistan  5–1 (2–1)  United States
Group standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 India 3 3 0 0 36 0 6
United Kingdom Singapore 3 2 0 1 11 7 4
 Afghanistan 3 1 0 2 5 20 2
 United States 3 0 0 3 2 27 0
  • India advanced to the semi-finals.

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