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.
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.
India at Tokyo Olympics: India’s medal record at the Olympics
|1932||Los Angeles, United States||Gold|
|1948||London, United Kingdom||Gold|
|1968||Mexico City, Mexico||Bronze|
|1972||Munich, West Germany||Bronze|
|1980||Moscow, Soviet Union||Gold|
|1984||Los Angeles, United States||5th|
|1988||Seoul, South Korea||6th|
|1996||Atlanta, United States||8th|
|2012||London, United Kingdom||12th|
|2016||Rio de Janierio, Brazil||8th|