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Field hockey at the 1960 Summer Olympics

The field hockey tournament at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy was contested from August 26 to September 9, with sixteen participating teams. Only men competed in field hockey at these Games. Pakistan won the gold medal, defeating India in the final and ending India's run of six successive gold medals. Spain won the bronze medal.[1]

Field hockey
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
VenuesOlympic Velodrome
Stadio dei Marmi
Stadio Tre Fontane
DatesAugust 26 – September 11, 1960
Competitors236 from 16 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  Pakistan
2nd, silver medalist(s)  India
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Spain
← 1956
1964 →

Participating nationsEdit

Sixteen teams were placed into four preliminary groups of four teams each. After a preliminary round-robin set of matches, the top two teams in each group advanced to the quarter-finals.

Preliminary roundEdit

 
Match between the Netherlands and New Zealand

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   India 3 3 0 0 17 1 +16 6 Advance to the quarter-finals
2   New Zealand[a] 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
3   Netherlands[a] 3 1 1 1 6 7 −1 3 9th–12th place classification
4   Denmark 3 0 0 3 3 18 −15 0 13th–16th place classification
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b New Zealand and the Netherlands finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool, which New Zealand won 2–1.
27 August 1960
15:00
India   10–0   Denmark
P. Singh   1'15'16'
Bhola   22'31'67'
Peter   41'
Ja. Singh   64'
? ?
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA)
Whitelaw (GBR)
27 August 1960
16:30
New Zealand   1–1   Netherlands
Hobson   25' Van Erven Dorens   23'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Franck (BEL)
Massart (BEL)

30 August 1960
16:30
India   4–1   Netherlands
Ja. Singh   26'
Bhola   63'
P. Singh   66'69'
Van Vroonhoven   9'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
de Bourguignon (BEL)
Asselman (BEL)

31 August 1960
16:30
New Zealand   4–1   Denmark
Hobson   4'
Turner   24'41'
Bygrave   35'
Christiansen   16'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
McDowell (AUS)
Glichitch (FRA)

2 September 1960
16:30
India   3–0   New Zealand
Bhola   8'
Peter   57'
Ja. Singh   70'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA)
Whitelaw (GBR)

3 September 1960
10:00
Netherlands   4–2   Denmark
Van Erven Dorens   37'49'64'
P. Nielsen   70'
Guldbrandsen   30'
Kristoffersen   68'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Harasta (AUT)
Bernet (SUI)

Second place play-offEdit

4 September 1960
15:30
New Zealand   2–1   Netherlands
Bygrave   31'58' De Beer   14'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Schinner (GER)
Lichtenfeld (GER)

New Zealand advanced to the quarter-finals. The Netherlands continued to the classification matches for 9th–12th place.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Pakistan 3 3 0 0 21 0 +21 6 Advance to the quarter-finals
2   Australia[a] 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 3
3   Poland[a] 3 1 1 1 3 10 −7 3 9th–12th place classification
4   Japan 3 0 0 3 2 20 −18 0 13th–16th place classification
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Australia and Poland finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool, which Australia won 2–0.
26 August 1960
10:00
Pakistan   3–0   Australia
H. Abdul   48'
Noor   53'
Mushtaq   56'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)
Elgershuizen (NED)
26 August 1960
15:00
Poland   2–1   Japan
Flinik   33'
Wiśniewski   56'
Iijima   68'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER)
Schinner (GER)

29 August 1960
16:30
Pakistan   8–0   Poland
H. Abdul   6'24'55'
Noor   18'
Mutti   22'
W. Abdul   45'69'
Nasir   60'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Whitelaw (GBR)
McIldowie (RSA)

30 August 1960
10:00
Australia   8–1   Japan
Crossman   1'25'
E. Pearce   13'27'31'37'65'
Evans   33'
Kanbe   20'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Massart (BEL)
Franck (BEL)

1 September 1960
10:00
Pakistan   10–0   Japan
W. Abdul   21'30'
H. Abdul   24'37'50'51'
Nasir   33'45'60'
Khan   59'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
H. Singh (IND)
Burgess (GBR)
1 September 1960
16:30
Australia   1–1   Poland
Crossman   62' Kubiak   48'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL)
de Bourguignon (BEL)

Second place play-offEdit

3 September 1960
08:30
Australia   2–0   Poland
Crossman   55'
Currie   66'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA), Whitelaw (GBR)

Australia advanced to the quarter-finals. Poland continued to the classification matches for 9th–12th place.

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Kenya 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 5 Advance to the quarter-finals
2   Germany 3 2 0 1 10 1 +9 4
3   France 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3 3 9th–12th place classification
4   Italy (H) 3 0 0 3 0 14 −14 0 13th–16th place classification
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
29 August 1960
10:00
Kenya   1–0   Germany
H. Fernandes   45'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
H. Singh (IND)
29 August 1960
15:00
France   2–0   Italy
Reynaud   21'
J-P Windal   54'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Bernet (SUI)
Harasta (AUT)

31 August 1960
10:00
Germany   5–0   France
Keller   23'52'61'66'
Schuler   31'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Ghosh (IND)
G. Singh (IND)

1 September 1960
15:00
Kenya   7–0   Italy
E. Fernandes   14'
H. Fernandes   17'64'65'
Sohal   24'48'
Pianesi   42'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Bernet (SUI)
Harasta (AUT)

3 September 1960
15:00
Germany   5–0   Italy
Keller   24'43'45'
Budinger   29'41'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
de Bourguignon (BEL)
Asselman (BEL)
3 September 1960
16:30
Kenya   0–0   France
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
H. Singh (IND)
Burgess (GBR)

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5 Advance to the quarter-finals
2   Great Britain 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
3   Belgium 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 3 9th–12th place classification
4    Switzerland 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0 13th–16th place classification
26 August 1960
16:30
Spain   0–0   Great Britain
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
Ghosh (IND)

27 August 1960
10:00
Belgium   4–2    Switzerland
Remy   24'
M. Muschs   45'
Dubois   55'65'
Von Arx   30'
Zanetti   59'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS)
Glichitch (FRA)

30 August 1960
15:00
Belgium   1–1   Great Britain
Debbaudt   69' Hindle   12'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

31 August 1960
15:00
Spain   5–1    Switzerland
Murua   5'
Macaya   22'
E. Dualde   25'66'
Usoz   31'
Zanetti   11'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER)
Schinner (GER)

2 September 1960
10:00
Great Britain   3–0    Switzerland
Mayes   5'63'
Scott   68'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Glichitch (FRA)
MacDowell (AUS)
2 September 1960
15:00
Spain   3–1   Belgium
Macaya   23'
E. Dualde   24'
J. Dualde   61'
Remy   50'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
Ghosh (IND)

PlayoffsEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
5 September
 
 
  Pakistan2
 
7 September
 
  Germany1
 
  Pakistan1
 
5 September
 
  Spain0
 
  Spain (a.e.t.)1
 
9 September
 
  New Zealand0
 
  Pakistan1
 
5 September
 
  India0
 
  India (a.e.t.)1
 
7 September
 
  Australia0
 
  India1
 
5 September
 
  Great Britain0 Bronze medal match
 
  Kenya1
 
9 September
 
  Great Britain (a.e.t.)2
 
  Spain2
 
 
  Great Britain1
 

Quarter-final losers continued to play classification matches to determine 5th–8th place. The Great Britain versus Kenya match lasted 127 minutes and needed six overtime periods to determine the winner.[2]


Quarter-finalsEdit

5 September 1960
09:00
India   1–0 (a.e.t.)   Australia
Bhola   84'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Whitelaw (GBR)
MacIldowie (RSA)

5 September 1960
15:00
Kenya   1–2 (a.e.t.)   Great Britain
Sohal   22' Saunders   36'115'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
Ghosh (IND)

5 September 1960
14:30
Pakistan   2–1   Germany
Naseer   22'62' Delmes   52'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL)
de Bourguignon (BEL)

5 September 1960
16:00
Spain   1–0 (a.e.t.)   New Zealand
Murua   83'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

Semi-finalsEdit

7 September 1960
10:00
Pakistan   1–0   Spain
Manzoor   12'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS)
Massart (BEL)

7 September 1960
15:30
India   1–0   Great Britain
Kullar   16'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Schinner (GER)

Bronze medal matchEdit

9 September 1960
10:00
Spain   2–1   Great Britain
J. Dualde   27'
E. Dualde   41'
Scott   13'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
G. Singh (IND)

Gold medal matchEdit

9 September 1960
15:30
Pakistan   1–0   India
Bunda   6'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS)
Massart (BEL)

Classification matchesEdit

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

 
5th–8th placeFifth place
 
      
 
8 September
 
 
  New Zealand1
 
11 September
 
  Germany0
 
  New Zealand1
 
8 September
 
  Australia0
 
  Australia2
 
 
  Kenya1
 

5th–8th place semi-finalsEdit

8 September 1960
15:00
New Zealand   1–0   Germany
McGregor   11'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)
H. Singh (IND)

8 September 1960
16:30
Australia   1–1   Kenya
Crossman   40' Deol   63'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Glichitch (FRA)

The match was abandoned due to darkness with the score tied at 1-1 after 40 minutes of extra time. Australia was initially awarded the match after a coin toss, but after an appeal by Kenya, the match was declared drawn and a replay was ordered.

Replay

10 September 1960
16:30
Australia   2–1   Kenya
Evans   64'69' Panaser   42'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

Fifth and sixth placeEdit

9 September 1960
08:30
Australia   2–1   New Zealand
Crossman   50'
Evans   68'
Cullen   27'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
Asselman (BEL)

After the Australia-Kenya match was declared a draw and a replay ordered on appeal, this match was declared null and void, and a replay was ordered between New Zealand and the winner of the Australia-Kenya replay.

Replay

11 September 1960
09:00
New Zealand   1–0   Australia
Bygrave   2'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

Seventh and eighth placeEdit

Note: The seventh-place match between Germany and Kenya was scratched as the German team had flown home after the Closing Ceremony. Both teams were awarded joint seventh place.

Ninth to twelfth place classificationEdit

As Poland declined to participate in the classification matches, they were awarded twelfth place: the other three teams played a round-robin set of matches.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9   Netherlands 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 4
10   France 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 2
11   Belgium 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
12   Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 September 1960
15:00
France   1–0   Belgium
Mauchien   22'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
Harasta (AUT)

An Italian traffic policeman on duty just outside the field blew his whistle. The Belgians thought it was the umpire's whistle and stopped playing, whereupon the French scored the only goal of the game.[2]


8 September 1960
10:30
Netherlands   2–0   France
De Beer   3'
Van Vroonhoven   25'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER)
Whitelaw (GBR)

10 September 1960
10:00
Netherlands   2–1   Belgium
De Beer   51'62' A. Muschs   66'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
MacIldowie (RSA)

Thirteenth to sixteenth place classificationEdit

As Denmark declined to participate in the classification matches, they were awarded sixteenth place. The other three teams played a round-robin set of matches.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13   Italy (H) 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
14   Japan 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 2
15    Switzerland 2 0 1 1 2 6 −4 1
16   Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
6 September 1960
16:30
Italy   1–1    Switzerland
Ballesio   6' Recordon   32'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Franck (BEL)
Matsunawa (JPN)

8 September 1960
09:00
Japan   5–1    Switzerland
H. Kojima   34'49'
Kihara   51'60'67'
Zanetti   42'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL)
Ghosh (IND)

10 September 1960
15:00
Italy   2–1   Japan
Marchiori   21'
Lenza   47'
H. Kojima   2'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
H. Singh (IND)


MedalistsEdit

Final rankingEdit

  1.   Pakistan (PAK)
  2.   India (IND)
  3.   Spain (ESP)
  4.   Great Britain (GBR)
  5.   New Zealand (NZL)
  6.   Australia (AUS)
  7.   United Team of Germany (EUA)
  8.   Kenya (KEN)
  9.   Netherlands (NED)
  10.   France (FRA)
  11.   Belgium (BEL)
  12.   Poland (POL)
  13.   Italy (ITA)
  14.   Japan (JPN)
  15.   Switzerland (SUI)
  16.   Denmark (DEN)

ParticipantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 274. ISBN 0140066322.
  3. ^ "OUR HOCKEY CORRESPONDENT. "Britain Losing Ground In Hockey." Times [London, England] 2 Aug. 1960". The Times Digital Archive.

External linksEdit