India at the 1948 Summer Olympics

India competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in Wembley Park, London, England. 79 competitors, all men, took part in 39 events in 10 sports.[1] It was the first time that India competed as an independent nation at the Olympic Games.

India at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Flag of India.svg
IOC codeIND
NOCIndian Olympic Association
Websiteolympic.ind.in
in London
Competitors79 (all men) in 10 sports
Medals
Ranked 22nd
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Indian Team in 1948

MedalistsEdit

Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Field hockey 1 0 0 1
Total 1 0 0 1
Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Leslie Claudius
Keshav Dutt
Walter D'Souza
Lawrie Fernandes
Ranganathan Francis
Gerry Glackan
Akhtar Hussain
Patrick Jansen
Amir Kumar
Kishan Lal
Leo Pinto
Jaswant Singh Rajput
Latif-ur-Rehman
Reginald Rodrigues
Balbir Singh Sr.
Randhir Singh Gentle
Grahanandan Singh
K. D. Singh
Trilochan Singh
Maxie Vaz
Field hockey Men's Field hockey

CompetitorsEdit

Note: All times mentioned on this page are in British Summer Time (BST). Indian Standard Time (IST) = BST + 4:30hrs.

Sport Men Women Events
Athletics 8 0 10
Boxing 7 0 7
Cycling 9 0 5
Field Hockey 20 0 1
Football 18 0 1
Swimming 7 0 5
Water polo 9 0 1
Weightlifting 2 0 2
Wrestling 6 0 6


AthleticsEdit

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Eric Prabhakar Men's 100 metres 11.0 2 ? 6 Did not advance
Athlete Event Qualifying Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Jim Vickers Men's 110 metres hurdles 14.7 1 ? 4 Did not advance
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Sadhu Singh Men's 10 kilometres walk -- -- Did not advance
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Sadhu Singh Men's 50 kilometres walk -- DNF
Athlete Event Final
Time Rank
Chhota Singh Men's marathon -- DNF
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Gurnam Singh Men's high jump 1.87 NP 1.80 18
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Baldev Singh Men's long jump 7.000 11 Did not advance
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Henry Rebello Men's triple jump 14.650 5 - NM
Athlete Event Qualifying Final
Score Rank Score Rank
Nat Singh Somnath Men's hammer throw 41.36 23 Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Rabin Bhatta Flyweight Bye   Frankie Sodano (USA)
L KO1
Did not advance
Babu Lall Bantamweight   Allan Monteiro (PAK)
W RSC1
  Juan Venegas (PUR)
L PTS
Did not advance
Benoy Bose Featherweight   Fransisco Núñez (ARG)
L PTS
Did not advance
Gene Raymond Lightweight   Svend Wad (DEN)
L PTS
Did not advance
Robert Cranston Welterweight   Aurelio Díaz (ESP)
L PTS
Did not advance
John Nuttall Middleweight Bye   Ivano Fontana (ITA)
L PTS
Did not advance
Mac Joachim Light heavyweight   Franciszek Szymura (POL)
L PTS
Did not advance

CyclingEdit

 
Indian Cycle Team 1948 Olympics--Mistry, Amin, Noble, Saugar, Bhoot, Malcolm, Mehra, Mullaferoze, Sarkar, Pavri, Bysack, Havewala
 
India cyclists 1948-Havewala, Bhoot, Saugar, others
 
India cyclists 1948- Bhoot, Saugar, Malcolm, Mehra, others
 
India cyclists 1948



Ten cyclists represented India in 1948

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Team pursuit


Also represented India: Netai Chand Bysack

Sohrab Bhoot and Nariman Saugar were administrators for the cycling team.

Field HockeyEdit

The Indian field hockey team defeated the British team to win the country's first gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics. It was the country's first Olympic gold medal since India became independent.

Squad

Leslie Claudius
Keshav Dutt
Walter D'Souza
Lawrie Fernandes
Ranganathan Francis
Gerry Glackan
Akhtar Hussain
Patrick Jansen
Amir Kumar
Kishan Lal - Captain
Leo Pinto
Jaswant Singh Rajput
Latif-ur-Rehman
Reginald Rodrigues
Balbir Singh Sr.
Randhir Singh Gentle
Grahanandan Singh
K. D. Singh - Vice Captain
Trilochan Singh
Maxie Vaz

Group A matches
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts        
1.   India (IND) 3 3 0 0 19 1 6 X 9:1 8:0 2:0
2.   Argentina (ARG) 3 1 1 1 5 12 3 1:9 X 1:1 3:2
3.   Austria (AUT) 3 0 2 1 2 10 2 0:8 1:1 X 1:1
4.   Spain (ESP) 3 0 1 2 3 6 1 0:2 2:3 1:1 X
Semi-finals
  India (IND) 2 – 1   Netherlands (NED)
Final
  India (IND) 4 – 0   Great Britain (GBR)

FootballEdit

Squad

Head coach: Balaidas Chatterjee

Pos. Player Date of Birth Age Caps Club Tournament
games
Tournament
goals
Minutes
played
Sub off Sub on Cards
yellow/red
MF Talimeran Ao Jan 28, 1918 30 ?   Mohun Bagan A.C. 1 0 90 - - -
MF A. Sattar Basheer 1924 ?   Mysore 1 0 90 - - -
FW Robi Das ?   Bhawanipore Club 1 0 90 - - -
FW Ahmed Mohamed Khan Dec 24, 1926 21 ?   Mysore 1 0 90 - - -
DF Saliendra Manna Sep 1, 1924 23 ?   Mohun Bagan A.C. 1 0 90 - - -
FW Sahu Mewalal Jul 1, 1926 22 ?   Eastern Railway S.C. 1 0 90 - - -
DF Taj Mohammed 1924 ?   East Bengal 1 0 90 - - -
MF Mahabir Prasad 1918 ?   East Bengal 1 0 90 - - -
FW Balaram Parab Ramchandra 1925 ?   Bombay F.C. 1 0 90 - - -
FW Sarangapani Raman 1920 ?   Mysore 1 1 90 - - -
GK Kenchappa V. Varada Raj 1923 ?   Mysore 1 0 90 - - -
- Stand-by players -
FW K. P. Dhanraj ?   Mysore 0 0 0 - - -
MF S. M. Kaiser ?   East Bengal 0 0 0 - - -
MF Anil Nandy ?   Eastern Railway S.C. 0 0 0 - - -
FW Santosh Nandy 1932 ?   Eastern Railway S.C. 0 0 0 - - -
DF T. M. Varghese "Papen" ?   Bombay F.C. 0 0 0 - - -
GK Sanjeeva Uchil ?   ICL-Bengal Club, Bombay 0 0 0 - - -
MF B. N. Vajravelu ?   Mysore 0 0 0 - - -
First round
France  2–1  India
Courbin   30'
Persillon   89'
Report Raman   70'
Attendance: 17.000
Referee: Gunnar Dahlner (SWE)

SwimmingEdit

Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sachin Nag Men's 100 m freestyle 1:03.8 34 Did not advance
Isaac Mansoor Men's 100 m freestyle 1:06.4 38 Did not advance
Dilip Mitra Men's 100 m freestyle 1:06.9 39 Did not advance
Bimal Chandra Men's 400 metre freestyle 5:38.6 ? Did not advance
Men's 1500 metre freestyle 22:52.9 ? Did not advance
Khamlillal Shah Men's 100 metre backstroke 1:19.9 ? Did not advance
Prahtip Mitra Men's 100 metre backstroke 1:24.5 ? Did not advance
Prafulla Mullick Men's 200 metre breaststroke 3:14.9 ? Did not advance

Water PoloEdit

Indian water polo team ranked 9th in tournament.

Men's Team CompetitionEdit

Squad

Gora Seal
Samarendra Chatterjee
Ajoy Chatterjee
Suhas Chatterjee
Dwarkadas Mukharji
Durga Das
Jamini Dass
Sachin Nag
Isaac Mansoor
Jahan Ahir

Round One
Group C matches
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   Netherlands (NED) 2 2 0 0 26 1 4 X 12:1 14:0
2.   India (IND) 2 1 0 1 8 16 2 1:12 X 7:4
3.   Chile (CHI) 2 0 0 2 4 21 0 0:14 4:7 X
Round Two
Group H
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts      
1.   Netherlands (NED) 2 2 0 0 17 3 4 X 5:2 12:1
2.   Spain (ESP) 2 1 0 1 13 6 2 2:5 X 11:1
3.   India (IND) 2 0 0 2 2 23 0 1:12 1:11 X

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

Key:

  • VT - Victory by Fall.
  • Pt - Decision by Points.
  • Pd - Decision by Points but Judges disagree.
Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round 1
Result
Round 2
Result
Round 3
Result
Round 4
Result
Round 5
Result
Rank
K. D. Jadhav −52 kg   B. Harris (AUS)
W Pt
  B. Jernigan (USA)
W Pt
  M. Raissi (IRN)
L VT
N/A 6
Nirmal Bose −57 kg   G. Leeman (USA)
L VT
N/A
S. Suryavanshi −62 kg   A. Parsons (GBR)
L Pd
  A. Muller (SUI)
L VT
N/A
Banta Singh −67 kg   M. Hassan (EGY)
L Pt
  C. Atik (TUR)
L VT
N/A
A. Bhargava −73 kg   Yaşar Doğu (TUR)
L VT
  E. Estrada Ojeda (MEX)
W Pd
  Dick Garrard (AUS)
L VT
N/A
K. Roy −79 kg   M. Vachon (CAN)
L VT
  R. Arthur (AUS)
L VT
N/A

See alsoEdit

  • Gold (2018 film), about India's national hockey team at the 1948 Summer Olympics

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "India at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.

External linksEdit