Field hockey at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Field hockey
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
VenuesHelsinki Velodrome
Kauriala Field in Hämeenlinna
Dates15–25 July 1952
Competitors157 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  India
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Netherlands
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Great Britain
← 1948
1956 →

The men's field hockey tournament at the 1952 Summer Olympics was the seventh edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympics.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 India (IND)
K. D. Singh
Leslie Claudius
Meldric Daluz
Keshav Dutt
Chinadorai Deshmutu
Ranganathan Francis
Raghbir Lal
Govind Perumal
Muniswamy Rajgopal
Balbir Singh Sr.
Randhir Singh Gentle
C. S. Dubey
Udham Singh
Dharam Singh
Grahanandan Singh
Chaman Singh Gurung
 Netherlands (NED)
Jules Ancion
André Boerstra
Harry Derckx
Han Drijver
Dick Esser
Roepie Kruize
Dick Loggere
Lau Mulder
Eddy Tiel
Wim van Heel
Leonard Wery
 Great Britain (GBR)
Denys Carnill (capt)
John Cockett
John Conroy
Graham Dadds
Derek Day
Dennis Eagan
Robin Fletcher
W A Lindsay-Smith
Roger Midgley
Richard Norris
Neil Nugent
Anthony Nunn
Anthony John Robinson
P D R Smith
John Paskin Taylor
S T Theobald [2]

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Preliminary roundQuarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
              
 
 
 
 
17 July
 
 
 India4
 
15 July
 
 Austria0
 
 Austria2
 
20 July
 
  Switzerland1
 
 India3
 
 
 Great Britain1
 
 
17 July
 
 
 Great Britain1
 
15 July
 
 Belgium0
 
 Belgium6
 
24 July
 
 Finland0
 
 India6
 
 
 Netherlands1
 
 
18 July
 
 
 Netherlands1
 
16 July
 
 Germany0
 
 Germany7
 
20 July
 
 Poland2
 
 Netherlands1
 
 
 Pakistan0 Bronze medal match
 
 
18 July22 July
 
 
 Pakistan6 Great Britain2
 
16 July
 
 France0  Pakistan1
 
 France5
 
 
 Italy0
 

Preliminary round[edit]

15 July 1952
Austria  2–1   Switzerland

15 July 1952
Belgium  6–0  Finland

16 July 1952
Germany  7–2  Poland

16 July 1952
France  5–0  Italy

Quarter-finals[edit]

17 July 1952
18:00
India  4–0  Austria

17 July 1952
19:30
Great Britain  1–0  Belgium

18 July 1952
18:00
Netherlands  1–0  Germany

18 July 1952
19:30
Pakistan  6–0  France

Semi-finals[edit]

20 July 1952
18:00
India  3–1  Great Britain

20 July 1952
19:30
Netherlands  1–0  Pakistan

Bronze medal match[edit]

22 July 1952
19:00
Germany  2–1  Pakistan

Gold medal match[edit]

24 July 1952
17:00
India  6–1  Netherlands

Fifth to twelfth place classification[edit]

There was also a consolation tournament played by the teams which were eliminated before the semi-finals. It is unknown if this part of the tournament was official and part of the Olympic Games because the official report did not show these matches in any kind.

 
5th–12th place quarter-finals5th–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
          
 
 
 
 
 Germany7
 
 
 
 Finland0
 
 Germany2
 
 
 
 Austria1
 
 Austria2
 
 
 
 Italy0
 
 Germany4
 
 
 
 Poland0
 
 Belgium2 / 0
 
 
 
 Poland (replay) 2 / 1
 
 Poland1
 
 
 
  Switzerland0
 
 France1
 
 
  Switzerland2
 

5th–12th place quarter-finals[edit]

Germany  7–0  Finland

Austria  2–0  Italy

Belgium  2–2  Poland

Belgium  0–1  Poland

France  1–3   Switzerland

5th–8th place semi-finals[edit]

Germany  2–1  Austria

Poland  1–0   Switzerland

Fifth and sixth place[edit]

Germany  4–0  Poland

Participating nations[edit]

Each country was allowed to enter a team of 18 players and they all were eligible for participation. A total number of 191 players were entered, however only the 144 participants and six more players are known up to now. The official report for this Games also shows 144 competitors, but in the "Index of competitors" there are 147 players listed. The Austrian Hermann Knoll, the Belgian Jean-Jacques Moucq and the Polish Tadeusz Adamski did, according to the report itself, not compete in the main tournament. The Austrian player is not even shown as a competitor by the Austrian Olympic Committee database.

A total of 144(*) field hockey players from 12 nations competed at the Helsinki Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in the main tournament in one game at least.

Summary[edit]

There was also a consolation tournament played by the teams which were eliminated before the semi-finals. It is unknown if this part of the tournament was official and part of the Olympic Games because the official report did not show these matches in any kind. However, the teams are listed in order of the results of this consolation round.

Place Nation
1  India (IND)
2  Netherlands (NED)
3  Great Britain (GBR)
4  Pakistan (PAK)
Manzoor Hussain Atif
Jack Britto
Abdul Hamid
Mahmoodul Hassan
Asghar Ali Khan
Muhammad Niaz Khan
Habib Ali Kiddie
Malik Aziz
Abdul Latif Mir
Habibur Rehman
Latif-ur-Rehman
Abdul Waheed
5  Germany (GER)
Günther Brennecke
Hugo Budinger
Hugo Dollheiser
Hans-Jürgen Dollheiser
Wilfried Grube
Friedrich Hidding
Alfred Lücker
Carl-Ludwig Peters
Werner Rosenbaum
Heinz Schmitz
Heinz Schütz
Rolf Stoltenberg
Wilhelm Suhren
Heino Thielemann
Günther Ullerich
6  Poland (POL)
Antoni Adamski
Eugeniusz Czajka
Alfons Flinik
Henryk Flinik
Jan Flinik
Narcyz Maciaszczyk
Jan Małkowiak
Maksymilian Małkowiak
Ryszard Marzec
Bronisław Pawlicki
Zdzisław Wojdylak
Tadeusz Adamski
Jerzy Siankiewicz
Zdzisław Starzyński
7  Austria (AUT)
Kurt Dvorak
Karl Holzapfel
Walter Kaitna
Alfred Knoll
Johann Koller
Josef Matz
Josef Pecanka
Robert Pecanka
Ernst Schala
Josef Schimmer
Franz Strachota
Hermann Knoll
 Switzerland (SUI)
Jean-Pierre Bolomey
Kurt Goldschmid
Jean Grüner
Rudolf Keller
Fridolin Kurmann
Kurt Müller
Gilbert Recordon
Jean-Pierre Roche
Fritz Stuhlinger
Hugo Vonlanthen
Roger Zanetti
9  Belgium (BEL)
Pierre Bousmanne
José Delaval
Jean Dubois
Jean Enderle
Roger Goossens
Harold Mechelynck
Roger Morlet
Paul Toussaint
Jean-Marcel van Leer
Lucien van Weydeveld
Jacques Vanderstappen
Jean-Jacques Moucq
Léo Rooman
 Finland (FIN)
Kaarlo Ilmari Einiö
Pentti Olavi Elo
Erkki Ilmari Heikkilä
Veijo-Lassi Aukusti
Keijo Kuusela
Risto Santeri Lamppu
Reino Oskari Lindroos
Esko Jalo Toivo Salminen
Toivo Heino Salminen
Esko Kalevi Silvennoinen
Tauno Johannes Timoska
11  France (FRA)
Bernard Boone
Roger Capelle
Jean-François Dubessay
Claude Hauet
Jean Hauet
Michel Lacroix
Robert Lucas
Diran Manoukian
Florio Martel
André Meyer
Philippe Reynaud
Jacques Thieffry
Jean Zizine
 Italy (ITA)
Piero Baglia-Bambergi
Amedeo Banci
Egidio Cosentino
Sergio Formenti
Luigi Lanfranchi
Mario Marchiori
Umberto Micco
Sergio Morra
Piero Pampuro
Gastone Puccioni
Giorgio Ravalli

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Hockey at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  2. ^ "OUR HOCKEY CORRESPONDENT. "Hockey." Times [London, England] 27 May 1952". The Times Digital Archive.