Field hockey
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
VenueHockey Stadium
Dates4–15 August 1936
Teams11
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  India
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Netherlands
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The field hockey tournament at the 1936 Summer Olympics was the fifth edition of the field hockey event at the Summer Olympics.[1]

All games took place either in the Hockey Stadion or on the Hockey Stadion Field No.2. Both of the field hockey grounds were near the Olympic Stadium located on the Reichssportfeld. The competition was held from 4 August 1936 to 15 August 1936. The field hockey matches saw a total attendance of 184,103 and 157,531 tickets were sold. The Indian team scored 38 goals, but only 1 goal was scored against them. British India were the Gold medalists.

Only a men's competition occurred that year.

Medal summary

India's field hockey team, captained by hockey wizard Dhyan Chand (standing second from left), was the gold medal winner
India's field hockey team, captained by hockey wizard Dhyan Chand (standing second from left), was the gold medal winner
Gold Silver Bronze
 India (IND)
Richard Allen
Dhyan Chand
Ali Dara
Lionel Emmett
Peter Fernandes
Joseph Galibardy
Earnest Goodsir-Cullen
Mohammed Hussain
Sayed Jaffar
Ahmed Khan
Ahsan Khan
Mirza Masood
Cyril Michie
Baboo Nimal
Joseph Phillips
Shabban Shahab-ud-Din
G.S. Garewal
Roop Singh
Carlyle Tapsell
 Germany (GER)
Hermann auf der Heide
Ludwig Beisiegel
Erich Cuntz
Karl Dröse
Alfred Gerdes
Werner Hamel
Harald Huffmann
Erwin Keller
Herbert Kemmer
Werner Kubitzki
Paul Mehlitz
Karl Menke
Fritz Messner
Detlef Okrent
Heinrich Peter
Heinz Raack
Carl Ruck
Hans Scherbart
Heinz Schmalix
Tito Warnholtz
Kurt Weiß
Erich Zander
 Netherlands (NED)
Ernst van den Berg
Piet Gunning
Ru van der Haar
Inge Heybroek
Tonny van Lierop
Henk de Looper
Jan de Looper
Aat de Roos
Hans Schnitger
René Sparenberg
Rein de Waal
Max Westerkamp

Note: The International Olympic Committee medal database shows also only these players as medalists. They all played at least one match during the tournament. The reserve players are not listed as medalists.

Squads

Main article: Field hockey at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

Results

Group stage

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India 3 3 0 0 20 0 +20 6 Semi-finals
2  Japan 3 2 0 1 8 11 −3 4
3  Hungary 3 1 0 2 4 8 −4 2
4  United States 3 0 0 3 2 15 −13 0
Source: TheSports.org
5 August 1936
16:30
Japan  5–1  United States
Takeo Ito field hockey ball 14'
 ? field hockey ball ?'?'?'?'
Report Horace Disston field hockey ball ?'
Umpires:
J. Schenkmann (SUI)
A. Lepètre (FRA)
5 August 1936
18:00
India  4–0  Hungary
Tapsell field hockey ball 25'
R. Singh field hockey ball ?'?'
Shahab-ud-Din field hockey ball 45'
Report
Umpires:
Jaap Quarles van Ufford (NED)
Albert Demaurex (SUI)

7 August 1936
16:30
India  7–0  United States
Jaffar field hockey ball 28'34'
Chand field hockey ball 33'?'
R. Singh field hockey ball 55'?'
Goodsir-Cullen field hockey ball ?'
Report
Umpires:
R. Marsily (BEL)
Helmut Rohrig (GER)

8 August 1936
18:00
Japan  3–1  Hungary
? field hockey ball ?'?'?' Report Háray field hockey ball ?'
Umpires:
Paul Reinberg (GER)
Yaqub (AFG)

10 August 1936
16:30
India  9–0  Japan
Fernandes field hockey ball ?'?'
Tapsell field hockey ball ?'?'
Chand field hockey ball ?'?'?'?'
R. Singh field hockey ball ?'
Report
Umpires:
M. Furgeot (FRA)
Theo Everkink (NED)
10 August 1936
18:00
Hungary  3–1  United States
Cseri field hockey ball ?'
Márffy field hockey ball ?'
Háray field hockey ball ?'
Report Sheaffer field hockey ball ?'
Umpires:
F. Thielemann (GER)
Jehan Daubresse (FRA)

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany (H) 2 2 0 0 10 1 +9 4 Semi-finals
2  Afghanistan 2 0 1 1 7 10 −3 1
3  Denmark 2 0 1 1 6 12 −6 1
Source: TheSports.org
(H) Host
4 August 1936
18:00
Afghanistan  6–6  Denmark
? field hockey ball ?'?'?'?'?'?' Report Kirkegaard field hockey ball ?'
Prahm field hockey ball ?'
Busch field hockey ball ?'
Holst field hockey ball ?'?'?'
Umpires:
René Jassoy (GER)
A. Croset (SUI)

6 August 1936
18:00
Germany  6–0  Denmark
Beisiegel field hockey ball 21'?'
Mehlitz field hockey ball 26'
Weiß field hockey ball ?'?'?'
Report
Umpires:
A. de la Bue (BEL)
Theo van 't Lam (NED)

8 August 1936
16:30
Germany  4–1  Afghanistan
Cuntz field hockey ball 25'?'
Hamel field hockey ball ?'
Messner field hockey ball ?'
Report Sultan field hockey ball 68'
Umpires:
A. de la Bue (BEL)
Albert Demaurex (SUI)

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 5 Semi-finals
2  France 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 3
3  Belgium 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2
4   Switzerland 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 2
Source: TheSports.org
4 August 1936
16:30
France  1–0   Switzerland
Sartorius field hockey ball 63' Report
Umpires:
Bruce Turnbull (GBR)
Theo Everkink (NED)
4 August 1936
18:00
Belgium  2–2  Netherlands
Delaval field hockey ball 7'
Delheid field hockey ball ?'
Report Schnitger field hockey ball 14'26'
Umpires:
Paul Reinberg (GER)
M. Furgeot (FRA)

6 August 1936
16:30
Netherlands  4–1   Switzerland
van den Berg field hockey ball 22'?'70'
Schnitger field hockey ball 30'
Report Annen field hockey ball 27'
Umpires:
Robert Liégeois (BEL)
Hörmann (GER)

7 August 1936
18:00
Belgium  2–2  France
Rensburg field hockey ball ?'
Delaval field hockey ball ?'
Report Soulé field hockey ball ?'
Goubert field hockey ball 65'
Umpires:
Jagan Nath (IND)
Hans Goerne (GER)

9 August 1936
16:30
Switzerland   2–1  Belgium
Scherrer field hockey ball ?'
Courvoisier field hockey ball 67'
Report Delheid field hockey ball 45'
Umpires:
Hörmann (GER)
Theo van 't Lam (NED)
9 August 1936
18:00
Netherlands  3–1  France
van den Berg field hockey ball 12'
de Roos field hockey ball ?'
Gunning field hockey ball ?'
Report Rouget field hockey ball ?'
Umpires:
Bruce Turnbull (GBR)
Charles Newham (GBR)

Classification round

11 August 1936
18:00
Afghanistan  4–1  Belgium
Sultan field hockey ball ?'
Al-Zadah field hockey ball ?'
Shuja ud-Din field hockey ball ?'?'
Report de Melen field hockey ball ?'
Umpires:
Helmut Rohrig (GER)
Bruce Turnbull (GBR)
11 August 1936
16:30
Switzerland   5–1  Denmark
Courvoisier field hockey ball ?'
Scherrer field hockey ball ?'
Fehr field hockey ball ?'
Gilliéron field hockey ball ?'
Annen field hockey ball ?'
Report Holst field hockey ball ?'
Umpires:
Pankaj Gupta (IND)
R. Marsily (BEL)

13 August 1936
18:00
Hungary  1–0  Belgium
Kormos field hockey ball ?' Report
Umpires:
René Jassoy (GER)
Yaqub (AFG)
13 August 1936
16:30
Japan  4–1  Denmark
? field hockey ball ?'?'?'?' Report ? field hockey ball ?'
Umpires:
Hans Goerne (GER)
J. Schenkmann (SUI)
13 August 1936
18:00
Afghanistan  3–0  United States
Sultan field hockey ball 15'39'
Shuja ud-Din field hockey ball 59'
Report [1]
Umpires:
F. Thielemann (GER)
Charles Newham (GBR)

Medal round

 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
12 August
 
 
 India10
 
15 August
 
 France0
 
 India8
 
12 August
 
 Germany1
 
 Germany3
 
 
 Netherlands0
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
14 August
 
 
 Netherlands4
 
 
 France3

Semi-finals

12 August 1936
16:30
India  10–0  France
Chand field hockey ball ?'?'?'?'
Singh field hockey ball ?'?'?'
Dara field hockey ball ?'?'
Tapsell field hockey ball ?'
Report [2]
Umpires:
Paul Reinberg (GER)
A. de la Bue {BEL)

12 August 1936
18:00
Germany  3–0  Netherlands
Weiß field hockey ball 22'60'
Messner field hockey ball 45'
Report
Umpires:
Jagan Nath (IND)
M. Furgeot (FRA)

Bronze medal match

14 August 1936
16:30
Netherlands  4–3  France
van den Berg field hockey ball ?'?'
Schnitger field hockey ball ?'?'
Report Soulé field hockey ball ?'?'58'
Umpires:
Hörmann (GER)
Jagan Nath (IND)

Gold medal match

15 August 1936
11:00
India  8–1  Germany
Singh field hockey ball 33'
Tapsell field hockey ball 42'
Chand field hockey ball ?'47'70'
Jaffar field hockey ball 52'
Dara field hockey ball ?'?'
Report [3] Weiß field hockey ball 51'
Umpires:
Robert Liégeois (BEL)
Theo van 't Lam (NED)

The final was originally scheduled also on 14 August, just after the bronze medal match. But due to incessant rain, the ground was unplayable and the match was postponed to the following morning.

Participating nations

Each country was allowed to enter a team of 22 players and they all were eligible for participation. A total number of 214 field hockey players were entered.

A total of 161(*) field hockey players from 11 nations competed at the Berlin Games:

(*) NOTE: There are only players counted, which participated in one game at least. The consolation rounds did not count.

There are only a few reserve players known. Five players from Belgium, three players from Denmark, and two players from Japan only competed in the consolation rounds, but not all their names are known.

Final standings

  1.  India
  2.  Germany
  3.  Netherlands
  4.  France
  5.   Switzerland
  6.  Afghanistan
  7.  Japan
  8.  Hungary
  9.  Belgium
  10.  Denmark
  11.  United States

References

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2019.