Field hockey at the 1936 Summer Olympics

The field hockey tournament at the 1936 Summer Olympics was the fifth edition of field hockey event at the Summer Olympics.[1]

Field hockey
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
VenueHockey Stadium
Dates4–15 August 1936
Teams11
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  India
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Netherlands
← 1932
1948 →

All games took place either in the Hockey Stadion or on the Hockey Stadion Field No.2. Both of the field hockey grounds were near the Olympic Stadium located on the Reichssportfeld. The competition was held from 4 August 1936 to 15 August 1936. The field hockey matches saw a total attendance of 184,103 and 157,531 tickets were sold. Indian team scored 38 goals but only 1 goal was scored against them. British India were the Gold medalists.

Only a men's competition occurred that year.

The Indian team player Mirza Masood (a.k.a. Mirza Nasiruddin Masud ) describes the Indian hockey team's games in The World's Hockey Champions 1936[1], Model Press, Delhi (1937). The book includes several photographs.

Medal summaryEdit

 
India's field hockey team, captained by hockey wizard Dhyan Chand (standing second from left), was the gold medal winner
Gold Silver Bronze
  India (IND)
Richard Allen
Dhyan Chand
Ali Dara
Lionel Emmett
Peter Fernandes
Joseph Galibardy
Earnest Goodsir-Cullen
Mohammed Hussain
Sayed Jaffar
Ahmed Khan
Ahsan Khan
Mirza Masood
Cyril Michie
Baboo Nimal
Joseph Phillips
Shabban Shahab-ud-Din
G.S. Garewal
Roop Singh
Carlyle Tapsell
  Germany (GER)
Hermann auf der Heide
Ludwig Beisiegel
Erich Cuntz
Karl Dröse
Alfred Gerdes
Werner Hamel
Harald Huffmann
Erwin Keller
Herbert Kemmer
Werner Kubitzki
Paul Mehlitz
Karl Menke
Fritz Messner
Detlef Okrent
Heinrich Peter
Heinz Raack
Carl Ruck
Hans Scherbart
Heinz Schmalix
Tito Warnholtz
Kurt Weiß
Erich Zander
  Netherlands (NED)
Ernst van den Berg
Piet Gunning
Ru van der Haar
Inge Heybroek
Tonny van Lierop
Henk de Looper
Jan de Looper
Aat de Roos
Hans Schnitger
René Sparenberg
Rein de Waal
Max Westerkamp

Note: The International Olympic Committee medal database shows also only these players as medalists. They all played at least one match during the tournament. The reserve players are not listed as medalists.

SquadsEdit

ResultsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   India 3 3 0 0 20 0 +20 6 Semi-finals 9–0 4–0 7–0
2   Japan 3 2 0 1 8 11 −3 4 3–1 5–1
3   Hungary 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 2 3–1
4   United States 3 0 0 3 2 15 −13 0


5 August
16:30
Japan   5–1   United States
Umpires:
J. Schenkmann (SUI)
A. Lepètre (FRA)
5 August
18:00
India   4–0   Hungary
Singh   25'39'?'
Jaffar  
Report
Umpires:
Jaap Quarles Van Ufford (NED)
A. Demaurex (SUI)
7 August
18:00
India   7–0   United States
Chand   ?'?'
Singh   ?'?'
Jaffar   ?'?'
Goodsir-Cullen  
Report
Umpires:
R. Marsily (BEL)
H. Röhrig (GER)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification      
1   Germany (H) 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 4 Semi-finals 4–1 6–0
2   Afghanistan 2 0 1 1 7 10 −3 1 6–6
3   Denmark 2 0 1 1 6 12 −6 1
Source: TheSports.org
(H) Host.

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Netherlands 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 5 Semi-finals 3–1 4–1 2–2
2   France 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 3 1–0 2–2
3    Switzerland 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 2 2–1
4   Belgium 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2

Consolation roundEdit

11 August 1936
Afghanistan   4–1   Belgium
11 August 1936
Switzerland    5–1   Denmark

13 August 1936
Hungary   1–0   Belgium
13 August 1936
Afghanistan   3–0   United States
Sultan   15'39'
Shuja ud-Din   59'
Report
13 August 1936
Japan   4–1   Denmark

Medal roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
12 August
 
 
  India10
 
15 August
 
  France0
 
  India8
 
12 August
 
  Germany1
 
  Germany3
 
 
  Netherlands0
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
14 August
 
 
  Netherlands4
 
 
  France3

Semi-finalsEdit

12 August 1936
16:30
India   10–0   France
Chand   ?'?'?'?'
Dara   ?'?'
Singh   ?'?'
Tapsell   ?'
Shahab-ud-Din   ?'
Report

12 August 1936
18:00
Germany   3–0   Netherlands

Bronze medal matchEdit

14 August 1936
16:30
Netherlands   4–3   France

Gold medal matchEdit

15 August 1936
11:00
India   8–1   Germany
Chand   32'44'45'70'
Tapsell   43'
Jaffar   56'
Dara   62'?'
Report Weiß   51'

The final was originally scheduled also on 14 August, just after the bronze medal match. But due to incessant rain, the ground was unplayable and the match was postponed to the following morning.

Participating nationsEdit

Each country was allowed to enter a team of 22 players and they all were eligible for participation. A total number of 214 field hockey players were entered.

A total of 161(*) field hockey players from 11 nations competed at the Berlin Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least. The consolation rounds did not count.

There are only a few reserve players known. Five players from Belgium, three players from Denmark, and two players from Japan only competed in the consolation rounds, but not all their names are known.

Final standingsEdit

  1.   India
  2.   Germany
  3.   Netherlands
  4.   France
  5.    Switzerland
  6.   Japan
  7.   Afghanistan
  8.   Hungary
  9.   Belgium
  10.   Denmark
  11.   United States

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2019.

External linksEdit