India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: India’s record in the Olympics, medal winning dynasty, decline, Tokyo resurgence

India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: India's record in the Olympics, medal winning dynasty, decline, Tokyo resurgence
India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: India's record in the Olympics, medal winning dynasty, decline, Tokyo resurgence

India at Tokyo Olympics LIVE: India’s record in the Olympics, medal-winning dynasty, decline, Tokyo resurgence- India men’s hockey team will be aiming to end their medal drought at the Summer Games as they gear up to face Belgium in the semi-finals in Tokyo. The Men in Blue have done well to bounce back from a humiliating 7-1 defeat at the hands of Australia to clinch a semi-final place for the first time in 41 years.

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India men’s hockey team have been a traditional powerhouse in men’s field hockey, and their record in mid 20th century is a testament to their era of dominance of the sport. The Men in Blue remain the most successful team in Olympic history despite their decline, but Manpreet Singh and Co. have a chance to restore the former glory with two wins in Tokyo.

India at Tokyo Olympics: India’s record at the Olympics

  • India won gold medals in the first six editions of the Olympics, with three before independence and three after.
  • India won the silver at the 1960 Olympics and then won the bronze at the 1968 and the 1972 Olympics.
  • India won its last medal at the 1980 Olympics, clinching the gold.
  • India did not make it to the semi-finals for the next 41 years, in fact, failing to qualify for the Olympics in 2008.

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India at Tokyo Olympics: India’s medal record at the Olympics

Year Host City Position
1928 Amsterdam, Netherlands Gold
1932 Los Angeles, United States Gold
1936 Berlin, Germany Gold
1948 London, United Kingdom Gold
1952 Helsinki, Finland Gold
1956 Melbourne, Australia Gold
1960 Rome, Italy Silver
1964 Tokyo, Japan Gold
1968 Mexico City, Mexico Bronze
1972 Munich, West Germany Bronze
1976 Montreal, Canada 7th
1980 Moscow, Soviet Union Gold
1984 Los Angeles, United States 5th
1988 Seoul, South Korea 6th
1992 Barcelona, Spain 7th
1996 Atlanta, United States 8th
2000 Sydney, Australia 7th
2004 Athens, Greece 7th
2008 Beijing, China DNQ
2012 London, United Kingdom 12th
2016 Rio de Janierio, Brazil 8th
2020 Tokyo, Japan Semi-finals