India at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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India at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of India.svg
IOC code IND
NOC Indian Olympic Association
Website www.olympic.ind.in
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors 59 (58 men, 1 woman) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Balbir Singh Sr.
Medals
Ranked 24th
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 0 0 1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

India competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 59 competitors, 58 men and 1 woman, took part in 32 events in 8 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Medals by sport
Sport 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total
Field hockey 1 0 0 1
Total 1 0 0 1
Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Leslie Claudius
Ranganathan Francis
Haripal Kaushik
Amir Kumar
Raghbir Lal
Shankar Lakshman
Govind Perumal
Amit Singh Bakshi
Raghbir Singh Bhola
Balbir Singh Dosanjh
Hardyal Singh Garchey
Randhir Singh Gentle
Balkishan Singh Grewal
Gurdev Singh Kullar
Udham Singh Kullar
Bakshish Singh
Charles Stephen
Field hockey Men's Field hockey

Athletics[edit]

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification Round — 1.96m (14)
  • Qualification Round — (DNQ)

Men's 200 metres

  • Heat — 22.47 (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1.52.4(→ did not advance)

Football[edit]

First round


India  w/o 1  Hungary
Melbourne

Referee:

Attendance:

Quarterfinals

December 1, 1956
12:00
Australia  2–4  India
Morrow Goal 17' Goal 41' Report D'Souza Goal 9' Goal 33' Goal 50'
Kittu Goal 80'
Melbourne

Referee: C.H. Wensveen (IDN)

Attendance:

Semifinals

December 4, 1956
12:00
Yugoslavia  4–1  India
Papec Goal 54' Goal 65'
Veselinović Goal 57'
Salam Goal 78' (o.g.)
Report D'Souza Goal 52'
Melbourne

Referee: Latyshev (USSR)

Attendance: 16.626

Bronze Medal match

December 7, 1956
14:15
Bulgaria  3–0  India
Diev Goal 37' Goal 60'
Milanov Goal 42'
Report
Melbourne

Referee: Latyshev (USSR)

Attendance: 21.236

Gymnastics[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Squad

Leslie Claudius
Ranganathan Francis
Haripal Kaushik
Amir Kumar
Raghbir Lal
Shankar Lakshman
Govind Perumal
Amit Singh Bakshi
Raghbir Singh Bhola
Balbir Singh Dosanjh
Hardyal Singh Garchey
Randhir Singh Gentle
Balkishan Singh Grewal
Gurdev Singh Kullar
Udham Singh Kullar
Bakshish Singh
Charles Stephen

Group standings
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts India United Kingdom Afghanistan United States
1.  India 3 3 0 0 36 0 6 X 6:0 14:0 16:0
2. United Kingdom Singapore 3 2 0 1 11 7 4 0:6 X 5:0 6:1
3.  Afghanistan 3 1 0 2 5 20 2 0:14 0:5 X 5:1
4.  United States 3 0 0 3 2 27 0 0:16 1:6 1:5 X
Semi-finals
December 3, 14:30
India  1–0 (0–0)  Germany
Gold medal match
December 6, 16:00
India  1–0 (0–0)  Pakistan

Shooting[edit]

Two shooters represented India in 1956.

50 m rifle, three positions

Swimming[edit]

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:01.6

Men's 200 metre butterfly

  • Heat — 3:06.3

Weightlifting[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • Pt - Decision by Points.
  • Pd - Decision by Points but Judges disagree.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round 1
Result
Round 2
Result
Round 3
Result
Round 4
Result
Round 5
Result
Round 6
Result
Rank
Baban Daware −52 kg  T. Asai (JPN)
L VT
 J. K. Lee (KOR)
W Pt
 Mirian Tsalkalamanidze (URS)
L VT
Did not Advance
Tarashkeswar Pandey −57 kg  F. Kämmerer (EUA)
L Pt
 O. Vercauteren (BEL)
W Pt
 Mehdi Yaghoubi (IRN)
L VT
Did not Advance
Ram Sarup −62 kg  J. Mewis (VEN)
L Pt
Bye  L. Salimoulline (URS)
L Pt
Did not Advance
Lakhshmi Kant Pandey −67 kg  G. Nizzola (ITA)
L VT
 R. Güngör (TUR)
L Pt
Did not Advance
D. Singh −73 kg  N. Sorouri (IRN)
L VT
 Mitsuo Ikeda (JPN)
L VT
Did not Advance N/A
B. Singh −79 kg  W. M. Davies (AUS)
W Pt
 H. J. P. van Zyl (RSA)
L Pt
 B. O. Lindblad (SWE)
L VT
Did not Advance
Lila Ram +87 kg  K. Richmond (GBR)
L Pt
 Hamit Kaplan (TUR)
L VT
Did not Advance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "India at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 22 September 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.