India's first gold medal came in field hockey at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam.
India remained the Olympic Champion of Field Hockey from 1928 to 1960.
India's first gold medal in the Olympics came in field hockey at the 1928 Games in Amsterdam.
Yes; field hockey has been an Olympic sport for males continuously since 1928, and for women since 1980.
Yes, 'Field Hockey' is the national game of India. India won his first gold medal of hockey in the 1928 olympic. From 1928 to 1960; straight 32 years, India was the Olympic gold medalist in hockey, having 8 gold medals. In 1960 Pakistan won the gold and India bagged silver medal. Again in 1964 and 1980 India won the gold. Late Major Dhyanchand is still remembered as 'Hockey Wizard' in the hockey-world.
Major Dhyan 'Chand' Singh, widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, was the captain of the Indian National Hockey Team that won the gold medal at 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games.
India has won eight Olympic gold medals in field hockey: 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964, 1980
Jaipal Singh Munda was the captain of Indian Hockey Team in 1928 Olympic.
Through the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, no Indian woman has won a gold medal at the Olympics. The only Indian woman to win a medal in Olympic competition was Karnam Malleswari who won the bronze medal in weightlifting in the 69 kg weight class at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney. All of India's gold medals at the Olympics have come in field hockey. India has won gold 8 times in Olympic field hockey: 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964, and 1980.
Major Dhyan Chand of India was popular as the 'Wizard of Field Hockey'. He was the 'star player' of the 1928 and 1932 Gold Medalist Olympic Team of India. In 1936 Olympic, he was the Captain and once again won the Gold.