Pakistan won gold medals in 1960, 1968 and 1984.
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.
Field hockey debuted at the 1908 Games in London.
India has won 9 gold medals since the country first started participating in the Olympics in 1900. The country has won 8 gold medals in Field Hockey, and 1 gold medal in Shooting. India won its first gold medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics for Field Hockey. India's most recent gold medal was won at the 2008 China Olympics for Shooting.
Well, the countries that i know that have been most successful in field hockey have been, Australia, India and Pakistan. I actually think that field hockey is a really cool sport! but awesome question.
India holds the record of consecutive 8 times Olympic Gold Medalist since 1928 to 1956. In 1960 India won the Silver Medal, but again in 1964 won the Gold. Late Major Dhyan chand is still in the memory in the 'sport's world' as the 'wizard' of Field Hockey.
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.
From 1928 Amsterdam Olympics to 1956 Melbourne Olympics India won six consecutive gold medals at hockey. The two other gold medals for India came in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 1980 Moscow Olympics
There was a lone athlete representing India at the 1900 Games in Paris. His name was Norman Pritchard (born in Calcutta) and he won silver medals in the 200 meter dash and 200 meter hurdles. The first year India sent a team of athletes to the Olympics was the 1920 Games in Antwerp. India has competed in every Summer Olympics since 1920.
Udham Singh - field hockey - was born in 1928.
1928 in Amsterdam.
An Olympic gold medal ... Betty Robinson.Robinson won the women's 100 meter dash at the 1928 Summer Games in Amsterdam.