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India's greatest Olympic moments

The Indian Hockey Team



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By winning the bronze in the 10m Air Rifle Event in London, Gagan Narang has joined an illustrious club of Indians who have finished atop the podium at the Olympics. Take a look at their feats in this collection.

1928, Amsterdam: Gold. India defeated the Netherlands 3-0 in the final to win their first ever Olympic gold medal. Hockey wizard Dhyan Chand scored 14 goals in the tournament.

1932, Los Angeles: Gold. India beat USA 24-1 in the final to win their second gold medal.

1936, Berlin: Gold. India beat Germany 8-1 in the final, to win their third gold medal. It is believed that Adolf Hitler offered Dhyan Chand German citizenship after watching him play.

1948, London: Gold. India defeated Great Britain 4-0 in the final to win their first gold medal as an independent country, and fourth overall.

1952, Helsinki: Gold. India beat Netherlands 6-1 in the final, to win their fifth Olympic gold medal.

1956, Melbourne: Gold. India beat Pakistan 1-0 in the final, to win their sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

1960, Rome: Silver. India lost to Pakistan 0-1 in the final, and settled for the silver medal.

1964, Tokyo: Gold. India beat Pakistan 1-0 in the final to win their seventh gold medal.

1968, Mexico: Bronze. India beat West Germany 2-1 to win the bronze medal.

1972, Munich: Bronze. India beat Holland 2-1 to win the bronze medal.

1980, Moscow: Gold. India beat Spain 4-3 in the final to win their 8th gold medal.

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