Field hockey at the 1936 Summer Olympics

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Field hockey
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
Venues2
Dates4–15 August
No. of events1
Competitors161 from 11 nations
Teams11
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  India
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Netherlands
← 1932
1948 →

The field hockey tournament at the 1936 Summer Olympics was the fifth edition of field hockey event at the Summer Olympics.

All games took place either in the Hockey Stadion or on the Hockey Stadion Field No.2. Both of the field hockey grounds were near the Olympic Stadium located on the Reichssportfeld. The competition was held from 4 August 1936 to 15 August 1936. The field hockey matches saw a total attendance of 184,103 and 157,531 tickets were sold. Indian team scored 38 goals but only 1 goal was scored against them. British India were the Gold medalists.

Only a men's competition occurred that year.

The Indian teams player Mirza Masood (a.k.a. Mirza Nasiruddin Masud ) describes the Indian hockey team's games in The World's Hockey Champions 1936[1], Model Press, Delhi (1937). The book includes several photographs.

Medal summary[edit]

India's field hockey team, captained by hockey wizard Dhyan Chand (standing second from left), was the gold medal winner
Gold Silver Bronze
 India (IND)
Richard Allen
Dhyan Chand
Ali Dara
Lionel Emmett
Peter Fernandes
Joseph Galibardy
Earnest Goodsir-Cullen
Mohammed Hussain
Sayed Jaffar
Ahmed Khan
Ahsan Khan
Mirza Masood
Cyril Michie
Baboo Nimal
Joseph Phillips
Shabban Shahab-ud-Din
G.S. Garewal
Roop Singh
Carlyle Tapsell
 Germany (GER)
Hermann auf der Heide
Ludwig Beisiegel
Erich Cuntz
Karl Dröse
Alfred Gerdes
Werner Hamel
Harald Huffmann
Erwin Keller
Herbert Kemmer
Werner Kubitzki
Paul Mehlitz
Karl Menke
Fritz Messner
Detlef Okrent
Heinrich Peter
Heinz Raack
Carl Ruck
Hans Scherbart
Heinz Schmalix
Tito Warnholtz
Kurt Weiß
Erich Zander
 Netherlands (NED)
Ernst van den Berg
Piet Gunning
Ru van der Haar
Inge Heybroek
Tonny van Lierop
Henk de Looper
Jan de Looper
Aat de Roos
Hans Schnitger
René Sparenberg
Rein de Waal
Max Westerkamp

Note: The International Olympic Committee medal database shows also only these players as medalists. They all played at least one match during the tournament. The reserve players are not listed as medalists.

Squads[edit]

Results[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification India Japan Hungary United States
1  India 3 3 0 0 20 0 +20 6 Semi-finals 9–0 4–0 7–0
2  Japan 3 2 0 1 8 11 −3 4 3–1 5–1
3  Hungary 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 2 3–1
4  United States 3 0 0 3 2 15 −13 0

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Germany Afghanistan Denmark
1  Germany (H) 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 4 Semi-finals 4–1 6–0
2  Afghanistan 2 0 1 1 7 10 −3 1 6–6
3  Denmark 2 0 1 1 6 12 −6 1
Source: TheSports.org
(H) Host.

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification Netherlands France Switzerland Belgium
1  Netherlands 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 5 Semi-finals 3–1 4–1 2–2
2  France 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 3 1–0 2–2
3   Switzerland 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 2 2–1
4  Belgium 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2

Consolation round[edit]

11 August 1936
Afghanistan  4–1  Belgium
11 August 1936
Switzerland   5–1  Denmark

13 August 1936
Hungary  1–0  Belgium
13 August 1936
Afghanistan  3–0  United States
13 August 1936
Japan  4–1  Denmark

First to fourth place classification[edit]

 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
12 August
 
 
 India10
 
15 August
 
 France0
 
 India8
 
12 August
 
 Germany1
 
 Germany3
 
 
 Netherlands0
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
14 August
 
 
 Netherlands4
 
 
 France3

Semi-finals[edit]

12 August 1936
16:30
India  10–0  France

12 August 1936
18:00
Germany  3–0  Netherlands

Bronze medal match[edit]

14 August 1936
16:30
Netherlands  4–3  France

Gold medal match[edit]

15 August 1936
11:00
India  8–1  Germany

The final was originally scheduled also on 14 August, just after the bronze medal match. But due to incessant rain, the ground was unplayable and the match was postponed to the following morning.

Participating nations[edit]

Each country was allowed to enter a team of 22 players and they all were eligible for participation. A total number of 214 field hockey players were entered.

A total of 161(*) field hockey players from 11 nations competed at the Berlin Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least. The consolation rounds did not count.

There are only a few reserve players known. Five players from Belgium, three players from Denmark, and two players from Japan only competed in the consolation rounds, but not all their names are known.

Final standings[edit]

  1.  India
  2.  Germany
  3.  Netherlands
  4.  France
  5.   Switzerland
  6.  Afghanistan
  7.  Japan
  8.  Hungary
  9.  Belgium
  10.  Denmark
  11.  United States

References[edit]

  • Olympic Report
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2008.
  • sports-reference