India at the 1956 Summer Olympics

India competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. 59 competitors, 58 men and 1 woman, took part in 32 events in 8 sports.[1]

India at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of India.svg
IOC codeIND
NOCIndian Olympic Association
Websitewww.olympic.ind.in
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Competitors59 (58 men, 1 woman) in 8 sports
Flag bearerBalbir Singh Sr.
Medals
Ranked 24th
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medals by sport
Sport       Total
Field hockey 1 0 0 1
Total 1 0 0 1
Medal Name Sport Event
  Gold Leslie Claudius
Ranganathan Francis
Haripal Kaushik
Amir Kumar
Raghbir Lal
Shankar Lakshman
Govind Perumal
Amit Singh Bakshi
Raghbir Singh Bhola
Balbir Singh Dosanjh
Hardyal Singh Garchey
Randhir Singh Gentle
Balkishan Singh Grewal
Gurdev Singh Kullar
Udham Singh Kullar
Bakshish Singh
Charles Stephen
Field hockey Men's Field hockey

AthleticsEdit

Men's High Jump

  • Qualification Round — 1.96m (14)

Men's 200 metres

  • Heat — 22.47 (→ did not advance)

Men's 800 metres

  • Heat — 1.52.4(→ did not advance)

FootballEdit

First round
India  w/o 1  Hungary

Quarterfinals
Australia  2–4  India
Morrow   17'   41' Report D'Souza   9'   33'   50'
Kittu   80'
Referee: C.H. Wensveen (IDN)

Semifinals
Yugoslavia  4–1  India
Papec   54'   65'
Veselinović   57'
Salam   78' (o.g.)
Report D'Souza   52'
Attendance: 16.626
Referee: Latyshev (USSR)

Bronze Medal match
Bulgaria  3–0  India
Diev   37'   60'
Milanov   42'
Report
Attendance: 21.236
Referee: Latyshev (USSR)

GymnasticsEdit

HockeyEdit

Squad

Leslie Claudius
Ranganathan Francis
Haripal Kaushik
Amir Kumar
Raghbir Lal
Shankar Lakshman
O. P. Malhotra
Govind Perumal
Amit Singh Bakshi
Raghbir Singh Bhola
Balbir Singh Dosanjh
Hardyal Singh Garchey
Randhir Singh Gentle
Balkishan Singh Grewal
Gurdev Singh Kullar
Udham Singh Kullar
Bakshish Singh
Charles Stephen

Group standings
Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts        
1.   India 3 3 0 0 36 0 6 X 6:0 14:0 16:0
2.   Singapore 3 2 0 1 11 7 4 0:6 X 5:0 6:1
3.   Afghanistan 3 1 0 2 5 20 2 0:14 0:5 X 5:1
4.   United States 3 0 0 3 2 27 0 0:16 1:6 1:5 X
Semi-finals
December 3, 14:30
India   1–0 (0–0)   Germany
Gold medal match
December 6, 16:00
India   1–0 (0–0)   Pakistan

ShootingEdit

Two shooters represented India in 1956.

50 m rifle, three positions

SwimmingEdit

Men's 100 m Freestyle

  • Heat — 1:01.6

Men's 200 metre butterfly

  • Heat — 3:06.3

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
Round 6
Result
Rank
Baban Daware −52 kg   T. Asai (JPN)
L VT
  J. K. Lee (KOR)
W Pt
  Mirian Tsalkalamanidze (URS)
L VT
Did not Advance
Tarashkeswar Pandey −57 kg   F. Kämmerer (EUA)
L Pt
  O. Vercauteren (BEL)
W Pt
  Mehdi Yaghoubi (IRN)
L VT
Did not Advance
Ram Sarup −62 kg   J. Mewis (VEN)
L Pt
Bye   L. Salimoulline (URS)
L Pt
Did not Advance
Lakhshmi Kant Pandey −67 kg   G. Nizzola (ITA)
L VT
  R. Güngör (TUR)
L Pt
Did not Advance
D. Singh −73 kg   N. Sorouri (IRN)
L VT
  Mitsuo Ikeda (JPN)
L VT
Did not Advance N/A
B. Singh −79 kg   W. M. Davies (AUS)
W Pt
  H. J. P. van Zyl (RSA)
L Pt
  B. O. Lindblad (SWE)
L VT
Did not Advance
Lila Ram +87 kg   K. Richmond (GBR)
L Pt
  Hamit Kaplan (TUR)
L VT
Did not Advance

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "India at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 22 September 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.