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Field hockey at the 1936 Summer Olympics

 

Field hockey at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Men's field hockey
at the 1936 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates 4 August – 15 August
Teams 11
Top three teams
Champions  India (3rd title)
Runner-up  Germany
Third place  Netherlands
1932 (previous) (next) 1948

The 1936 Summer Olympics saw the fifth field hockey tournament at 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 Tuesday, August 4, 1936 to Saturday, August 15, 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. India were the Gold medalists.

Only a men's competition occurred that year.

Field Hockey

The India teams player Mirza Masood (aka 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.

Contents

  • Medal summary 1
  • Results 2
    • Group A 2.1
    • Group B 2.2
    • Group C 2.3
    • Final matches 2.4
  • Participating nations 3
  • Final standings 4
  • References 5

Medal summary

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.

Results

For the team rosters see: Field hockey at the 1936 Summer Olympics - Men's team squads.

Group A

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1. India 3 3 0 0 20 0 6 X 9:0 4:0 7:0
2.  Japan (JPN) 3 2 0 1 8 11 4 0:9 X 3:1 5:1
3.  Hungary (HUN) 3 1 0 2 4 8 2 0:4 1:3 X 3:1
4.  United States (USA) 3 0 0 3 2 15 0 0:7 1:5 1:3 X

Group B

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1.  Germany (GER) 2 2 0 0 10 1 4 X 4:1 6:0
2.  Afghanistan (AFG) 2 0 1 1 7 10 1 1:4 X 6:6
3.  Denmark (DEN) 2 0 1 1 6 12 1 0:6 6:6 X

Group C

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
1.  Netherlands (NED) 3 2 1 0 9 4 5 X 3:1 2:2 4:1
2.  France (FRA) 3 1 1 1 4 5 3 1:3 X 2:2 1:0
3.  Belgium (BEL) 3 0 2 1 5 6 2 2:2 2:2 X 1:2
4.  Switzerland (SUI) 3 1 0 2 3 6 2 1:4 0:1 2:1 X

Final matches

Semi-finals
August 12 Hockey Stadion  India (IND) 10 - 0  France (FRA)
4.30 p.m. Teams: Allen; Tapsell, Hussain; Goodsir-Cullen, Masood, Galibardy; Shabban, Dara, Chand, R. Singh, Jaffar (4 - 0) Tixier; Chevalier, P. Imbault; Gravereaux, Grimonprez, Verger; Sartorius, Gonat, Goubert, Soulé, Vologe
Goals: 1:0 (6'), 2:0, 3:0, 4:0, 5:0 (50'), 6:0, 7:0, 8:0, 9:0, 10:0
Referees: Reinberg (GER), A. de Bue (BEL)

August 12 Hockey Stadion  Germany (GER) 3 - 0  Netherlands (NED)
6.00 p.m. Teams: Dröse; Kemmer, Zander; Gerdes, Keller, Schmalix; Huffmann, Mehlitz, Weiß, Scherbart, Messner (1 - 0) J. de Looper; de Waal, Westerkamp; H. de Looper, van der Haar, van Lierop; Gunning, Schnitger, van den Berg, Heybroek, Sparenberg
Goals: 1:0 (22'), 2:0 (45'), 3:0 (60')
Referees: M. Furgeot (FRA), Jagan Nath (IND)
Bronze medal match
August 14 Hockey Stadion Field No.2  Netherlands (NED) 4 - 3  France (FRA)
4.30 p.m. Teams: J. de Looper; de Waal, Westerkamp; H. de Looper, van der Haar, van Lierop; Gunning, Schnitger, van den Berg, de Roos, Sparenberg (2 - 1) Tixier; Chevalier, P. Imbault; Gravereaux, Grimonprez, Verger; Sartorius, Vologe, Goubert, Soulé, Roques
Goals: 1:0, 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 (38'), 3:2, 3:3 (58'), 4:3 (65')
Referees: Hörmann (GER), Jagan Nath (IND)
Final
August 15 Hockey Stadion  India (IND) 8 - 1  Germany (GER)
11.00 a.m. Teams: Allen; Tapsell, Hussain; Nimal, Goodsir-Cullen, Galibardy; Shabban, Dara, Chand, R. Singh, Jaffar (1 - 0) Dröse; Kemmer, Zander; Gerdes, Keller, Schmalix; Huffmann, Hamel, Weiß, Scherbart, Messner
Goals: 1:0 (32'), 2:0 (42'), 3:0, 4:0 (47'), 4:1 (52'), 5:1 (53'), 6:1, 7:1, 8:1
Referees: R. Liégeois (BEL), T. J. van't Lam (NED)

The final was originally scheduled also on August 14, 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

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

Place Nation
1  India (IND)
2  Germany (GER)
3  Netherlands (NED)
4  France (FRA)
-  Switzerland (SUI)
 Afghanistan (AFG)
 Japan (JPN)
 Hungary (HUN)
 Belgium (BEL)
 Denmark (DEN)
 United States (USA)

References

  • Olympic Report
  • sports-reference


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