Field hockey at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Field hockey
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
VenuesOlympic Velodrome
Stadio dei Marmi
Stadio Tre Fontane
DatesAugust 26 – September 11, 1960
Competitors236 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Pakistan
2nd, silver medalist(s)  India
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Spain
← 1956
1964 →

The field hockey tournament at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy was contested from August 26 to September 9, with sixteen participating teams. Only men competed in field hockey at these Games. Pakistan won the gold medal, defeating India in the final and ending India's run of six successive gold medals. Spain won the bronze medal.[1]

Participating nations[edit]

Sixteen teams were placed into four preliminary groups of four teams each. After a preliminary round-robin set of matches, the top two teams in each group advanced to the quarter-finals.

Preliminary round[edit]

Match between the Netherlands and New Zealand

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India 3 3 0 0 17 1 +16 6 Advance to the quarter-finals
2  New Zealand[a] 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
3  Netherlands[a] 3 1 1 1 6 7 −1 3 9th–12th place classification
4  Denmark 3 0 0 3 3 18 −15 0 13th–16th place classification
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b New Zealand and the Netherlands finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool, which New Zealand won 2–1.
27 August 1960
15:00
India  10–0  Denmark
P. Singh Goal 1'15'16'
Bhola Goal 22'31'67'
Peter Goal 41'
Ja. Singh Goal 64'
? ?
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA)
Whitelaw (GBR)
27 August 1960
16:30
New Zealand  1–1  Netherlands
Hobson Goal 25' Van Erven Dorens Goal 23'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Franck (BEL)
Massart (BEL)

30 August 1960
16:30
India  4–1  Netherlands
Ja. Singh Goal 26'
Bhola Goal 63'
P. Singh Goal 66'69'
Van Vroonhoven Goal 9'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
de Bourguignon (BEL)
Asselman (BEL)

31 August 1960
16:30
New Zealand  4–1  Denmark
Hobson Goal 4'
Turner Goal 24'41'
Bygrave Goal 35'
Christiansen Goal 16'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
McDowell (AUS)
Glichitch (FRA)

2 September 1960
16:30
India  3–0  New Zealand
Bhola Goal 8'
Peter Goal 57'
Ja. Singh Goal 70'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA)
Whitelaw (GBR)

3 September 1960
10:00
Netherlands  4–2  Denmark
Van Erven Dorens Goal 37'49'64'
P. Nielsen Goal 70'
Guldbrandsen Goal 30'
Kristoffersen Goal 68'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Harasta (AUT)
Bernet (SUI)

Second place play-off[edit]

4 September 1960
15:30
New Zealand  2–1  Netherlands
Bygrave Goal 31'58' De Beer Goal 14'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Schinner (GER)
Lichtenfeld (GER)

New Zealand advanced to the quarter-finals. The Netherlands continued to the classification matches for 9th–12th place.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Pakistan 3 3 0 0 21 0 +21 6 Advance to the quarter-finals
2  Australia[a] 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 3
3  Poland[a] 3 1 1 1 3 10 −7 3 9th–12th place classification
4  Japan 3 0 0 3 2 20 −18 0 13th–16th place classification
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Australia and Poland finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool, which Australia won 2–0.
26 August 1960
10:00
Pakistan  3–0  Australia
H. Abdul Goal 48'
Noor Goal 53'
Mushtaq Goal 56'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)
Elgershuizen (NED)
26 August 1960
15:00
Poland  2–1  Japan
Flinik Goal 33'
Wiśniewski Goal 56'
Iijima Goal 68'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER)
Schinner (GER)

29 August 1960
16:30
Pakistan  8–0  Poland
H. Abdul Goal 6'24'55'
Noor Goal 18'
Mutti Goal 22'
W. Abdul Goal 45'69'
Nasir Goal 60'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Whitelaw (GBR)
McIldowie (RSA)

30 August 1960
10:00
Australia  8–1  Japan
Crossman Goal 1'25'
E. Pearce Goal 13'27'31'37'65'
Evans Goal 33'
Kanbe Goal 20'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Massart (BEL)
Franck (BEL)

1 September 1960
10:00
Pakistan  10–0  Japan
W. Abdul Goal 21'30'
H. Abdul Goal 24'37'50'51'
Nasir Goal 33'45'60'
Khan Goal 59'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
H. Singh (IND)
Burgess (GBR)
1 September 1960
16:30
Australia  1–1  Poland
Crossman Goal 62' Kubiak Goal 48'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL)
de Bourguignon (BEL)

Second place play-off[edit]

3 September 1960
08:30
Australia  2–0  Poland
Crossman Goal 55'
Currie Goal 66'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA), Whitelaw (GBR)

Australia advanced to the quarter-finals. Poland continued to the classification matches for 9th–12th place.

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Kenya 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 5 Advance to the quarter-finals
2  Germany 3 2 0 1 10 1 +9 4
3  France 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3 3 9th–12th place classification
4  Italy (H) 3 0 0 3 0 14 −14 0 13th–16th place classification
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
29 August 1960
10:00
Kenya  1–0  Germany
H. Fernandes Goal 45'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
H. Singh (IND)
29 August 1960
15:00
France  2–0  Italy
Reynaud Goal 21'
J-P Windal Goal 54'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Bernet (SUI)
Harasta (AUT)

31 August 1960
10:00
Germany  5–0  France
Keller Goal 23'52'61'66'
Schuler Goal 31'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Ghosh (IND)
G. Singh (IND)

1 September 1960
15:00
Kenya  7–0  Italy
E. Fernandes Goal 14'
H. Fernandes Goal 17'64'65'
Sohal Goal 24'48'
Pianesi Goal 42'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Bernet (SUI)
Harasta (AUT)

3 September 1960
15:00
Germany  5–0  Italy
Keller Goal 24'43'45'
Budinger Goal 29'41'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
de Bourguignon (BEL)
Asselman (BEL)
3 September 1960
16:30
Kenya  0–0  France
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
H. Singh (IND)
Burgess (GBR)

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5 Advance to the quarter-finals
2  Great Britain 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
3  Belgium 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 3 9th–12th place classification
4   Switzerland 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0 13th–16th place classification
26 August 1960
16:30
Spain  0–0  Great Britain
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
Ghosh (IND)

27 August 1960
10:00
Belgium  4–2   Switzerland
Remy Goal 24'
M. Muschs Goal 45'
Dubois Goal 55'65'
Von Arx Goal 30'
Zanetti Goal 59'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS)
Glichitch (FRA)

30 August 1960
15:00
Belgium  1–1  Great Britain
Debbaudt Goal 69' Hindle Goal 12'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

31 August 1960
15:00
Spain  5–1   Switzerland
Murua Goal 5'
Macaya Goal 22'
E. Dualde Goal 25'66'
Usoz Goal 31'
Zanetti Goal 11'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER)
Schinner (GER)

2 September 1960
10:00
Great Britain  3–0   Switzerland
Mayes Goal 5'63'
Scott Goal 68'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Glichitch (FRA)
MacDowell (AUS)
2 September 1960
15:00
Spain  3–1  Belgium
Macaya Goal 23'
E. Dualde Goal 24'
J. Dualde Goal 61'
Remy Goal 50'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
Ghosh (IND)

Playoffs[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
5 September
 
 
 Pakistan2
 
7 September
 
 Germany1
 
 Pakistan1
 
5 September
 
 Spain0
 
 Spain (a.e.t.)1
 
9 September
 
 New Zealand0
 
 Pakistan1
 
5 September
 
 India0
 
 India (a.e.t.)1
 
7 September
 
 Australia0
 
 India1
 
5 September
 
 Great Britain0 Bronze medal match
 
 Kenya1
 
9 September
 
 Great Britain (a.e.t.)2
 
 Spain2
 
 
 Great Britain1
 

Quarter-final losers continued to play classification matches to determine 5th–8th place. The Great Britain versus Kenya match lasted 127 minutes and needed six overtime periods to determine the winner.[2]


Quarter-finals[edit]

5 September 1960
09:00
India  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Australia
Bhola Goal 84'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Whitelaw (GBR)
MacIldowie (RSA)

5 September 1960
15:00
Kenya  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Great Britain
Sohal Goal 22' Saunders Goal 36'115'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
Ghosh (IND)

5 September 1960
14:30
Pakistan  2–1  Germany
Naseer Goal 22'62' Delmes Goal 52'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL)
de Bourguignon (BEL)

5 September 1960
16:00
Spain  1–0 (a.e.t.)  New Zealand
Murua Goal 83'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

Semi-finals[edit]

7 September 1960
10:00
Pakistan  1–0  Spain
Manzoor Goal 12'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS)
Massart (BEL)

7 September 1960
15:30
India  1–0  Great Britain
Kullar Goal 16'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Schinner (GER)

Bronze medal match[edit]

9 September 1960
10:00
Spain  2–1  Great Britain
J. Dualde Goal 27'
E. Dualde Goal 41'
Scott Goal 13'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
G. Singh (IND)

Gold medal match[edit]

9 September 1960
15:30
Pakistan  1–0  India
Bunda Goal 6'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS)
Massart (BEL)

Classification matches[edit]

Fifth to eighth place classification[edit]

 
5th–8th placeFifth place
 
      
 
8 September
 
 
 New Zealand1
 
11 September
 
 Germany0
 
 New Zealand1
 
8 September
 
 Australia0
 
 Australia2
 
 
 Kenya1
 

5th–8th place semi-finals[edit]

8 September 1960
15:00
New Zealand  1–0  Germany
McGregor Goal 11'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)
H. Singh (IND)

8 September 1960
16:30
Australia  1–1  Kenya
Crossman Goal 40' Deol Goal 63'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Glichitch (FRA)

The match was abandoned due to darkness with the score tied at 1-1 after 40 minutes of extra time. Australia was initially awarded the match after a coin toss, but after an appeal by Kenya, the match was declared drawn and a replay was ordered.

Replay

10 September 1960
16:30
Australia  2–1  Kenya
Evans Goal 64'69' Panaser Goal 42'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

Fifth and sixth place[edit]

9 September 1960
08:30
Australia  2–1  New Zealand
Crossman Goal 50'
Evans Goal 68'
Cullen Goal 27'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
Asselman (BEL)

After the Australia-Kenya match was declared a draw and a replay ordered on appeal, this match was declared null and void, and a replay was ordered between New Zealand and the winner of the Australia-Kenya replay.

Replay

11 September 1960
09:00
New Zealand  1–0  Australia
Bygrave Goal 2'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

Seventh and eighth place[edit]

Note: The seventh-place match between Germany and Kenya was scratched as the German team had flown home after the Closing Ceremony. Both teams were awarded joint seventh place.

Ninth to twelfth place classification[edit]

As Poland declined to participate in the classification matches, they were awarded twelfth place: the other three teams played a round-robin set of matches.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9  Netherlands 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 4
10  France 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 2
11  Belgium 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
12  Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 September 1960
15:00
France  1–0  Belgium
Mauchien Goal 22'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
Harasta (AUT)

An Italian traffic policeman on duty just outside the field blew his whistle. The Belgians thought it was the umpire's whistle and stopped playing, whereupon the French scored the only goal of the game.[2]


8 September 1960
10:30
Netherlands  2–0  France
De Beer Goal 3'
Van Vroonhoven Goal 25'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER)
Whitelaw (GBR)

10 September 1960
10:00
Netherlands  2–1  Belgium
De Beer Goal 51'62' A. Muschs Goal 66'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
MacIldowie (RSA)

Thirteenth to sixteenth place classification[edit]

As Denmark declined to participate in the classification matches, they were awarded sixteenth place. The other three teams played a round-robin set of matches.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13  Italy (H) 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
14  Japan 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 2
15   Switzerland 2 0 1 1 2 6 −4 1
16  Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
6 September 1960
16:30
Italy  1–1   Switzerland
Ballesio Goal 6' Recordon Goal 32'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Franck (BEL)
Matsunawa (JPN)

8 September 1960
09:00
Japan  5–1   Switzerland
H. Kojima Goal 34'49'
Kihara Goal 51'60'67'
Zanetti Goal 42'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL)
Ghosh (IND)

10 September 1960
15:00
Italy  2–1  Japan
Marchiori Goal 21'
Lenza Goal 47'
H. Kojima Goal 2'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
H. Singh (IND)


Medalists[edit]

 Gold  Pakistan

 Silver  India

 Bronze  Spain

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  Pakistan (PAK)
  2.  India (IND)
  3.  Spain (ESP)
  4.  Great Britain (GBR)
  5.  New Zealand (NZL)
  6.  Australia (AUS)
  7.  United Team of Germany (EUA)
  8.  Kenya (KEN)
  9.  Netherlands (NED)
  10.  France (FRA)
  11.  Belgium (BEL)
  12.  Poland (POL)
  13.  Italy (ITA)
  14.  Japan (JPN)
  15.  Switzerland (SUI)
  16.  Denmark (DEN)

Participants[edit]

Fourth Place  Great Britain [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 274. ISBN 0140066322.
  3. ^ "OUR HOCKEY CORRESPONDENT. "Britain Losing Ground In Hockey." Times [London, England] 2 Aug. 1960". The Times Digital Archive.

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