India at the
1928 Summer Olympics
British Raj Red Ensign.svg
Flag of India
IOC codeIND
NOCIndian Olympic Association
Websiteolympic.ind.in
in Amsterdam
Competitors22 in 2 sports
Medals
Ranked 24th
Gold
1
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

India competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The men's field hockey team won the gold medal, beginning a streak that continued through the 1956 Games.

Medalists

Further information: 1928 Summer Olympics medal table and List of 1928 Summer Olympics medal winners

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold India men's national field hockey team
Field hockey May 26

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Seven athletespresed India in 1928. Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ronald Burns 100 m Unknown 6 Did not advance
200 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
James Hall 200 m Unknown 4 Did not advance
400 m Unknown 2 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance
J. Murphy 800 m N/A Unknown 7 Did not advance
Gurbachan Singh 5000 m N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Chavan Singh 10000 m N/A Did not finish
S. Abdul Hamid 110 m hurdles Unknown 4 N/A Did not advance
400 m hurdles Unknown 6 N/A Did not advance
Men
Field Events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Dalip Singh Long Jump 6.45 37 Did not advance

Hockey

Indian hockey players holding the Star of India flag, 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics.
Indian hockey players holding the Star of India flag, 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics.
The Indian hockey team in a match, 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics.
The Indian hockey team in a match, 1928 Amsterdam Summer Olympics.

Main article: Field hockey at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India 4 4 0 0 26 0 +26 8 Gold medal match
2  Belgium 4 3 0 1 8 9 −1 6 Bronze medal match
3  Denmark 4 2 0 2 5 8 −3 4
4   Switzerland 4 1 0 3 2 11 −9 2
5  Austria 4 0 0 4 1 14 −13 0
Source: 1928 Official Report, p. 685
17 May 1928
India  6 – 0  Austria
Chand (3)
Marthins (2)
Shaukat (1)
Umpires:
Ch. Roux (FRA)
F. Schiff (NED)

18 May 1928
India  9 – 0  Belgium
Seaman (2)
Marthins (1)
Khan (5)
Chand (1)
Umpires:
W. Simon (GER)
T. Evekink (NED)

20 May 1928
India  5 – 0  Denmark
Marthins (1)
Chand (3)
Seaman (1)
Umpires:
R. Jassoy (GER)
J. Daubresse (FRA)

22 May 1928
India  6 – 0   Switzerland
Marthins field hockey ball 6'
Chand field hockey ball 26'53'55'65'
Gateley field hockey ball ??'
Umpires:
P. Reinberg (GER)
M. Masip Ubis (ESP)

Gold Medal Match

26 May 1928
India  3 – 0  Netherlands
Chand (3)
Umpires:
W. Simon (GER), R. Liégeois (BEL)

References