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Indian hockey crew wins its sixth successive Olympic gold on the 1956 Melbourne Video games
The Indian Hockey crew, led by Balbir Singh, gained its sixth successive Olympic gold medal in hockey for India (the third in a row since Independence) on the 1956 Melbourne Video games after beating Pakistan 1-0 within the remaining courtesy of a solitary purpose scored by Randhir Singh Mild..
Balbir Singh, the Indian captain, with the members of his crew behind him. acknowledging the cheers of the gang after India had defeated Pakistan 1-0 within the remaining of Olympic hockey match between India and Pakistan on the Melbourne Stadium on December 6, 1956. – THE HINDU ARCHIVES
One of many nation’s finest hockey groups to grace the pitch, the crew had the proper stability of expertise and youth. 4 of the crew — Balbir Singh, Randhir Singh Mild, Leslie Claudius and Ranganathan Francis — have been taking part in their third Olympics, whereas for Govind Perumal, Udham Singh, Raghubir Lal and Amit Kumar it was their second Video games. There have been some younger weapons too within the squad that had an aura of invincibility and so it turned out to be.
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India cruised by the league stage, beating Afghanistan (14-0), america (16-0) and Singapore (6-0) in model.
Nevertheless, it was robust within the semifinals however India’s brilliance guided it to a 1-0 win towards Germany as Udham Singh Kullar scored the one purpose of the match.
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Within the remaining once more, the going was by no means straightforward because it performed Pakistan. With the scores stage at half-time, the Indians have been inspired with chants of “Come on, India!” from the gang. Lastly, Mild, taking part in in his third Olympics, put the match past Pakistan’s attain with a Thirty eighth-minute strike.
(Learn the total article printed in The Hindu on July 11, 2012)