At the 1936 Summer Olympics Indian field hockey team won the gold medal. As forward, he has played four matches during the tournament. India played 5 matches in the tournament and the team won all 5. India played 5 matches in the tournament and the team won all 5. The Indian national team scored a total of 38 goals. India beat United States (7-0), Japan (9-0) and Hungary (4-0). The Indian national hockey team that represented in the 1936 Summer Olympics comprised of- Dhyan Chand (Captain), Ali Dara, Syed Mohammed Jaffar, Gurcharan Singh, Roop Singh, Mohammed Hussain, Mirza Nasir-ud-din Masud, Joseph Philips, Joseph Galibardy, Ahmed Sher Khan, Babu N. Nimal and Lionel C. Emmett amongst others.
In the finals against Germany, India had an advantage of 6 goals initially. The match was very challenging and exciting. Finally India won the match by beating Germany by 8-1.that year, India won its third consecutive Olympic gold medal.
On January 6 in the year 1983, Shabab-ud-Din Shabban, the esteemed hockey player died.
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(Last Updated on : 28-11-2012)
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