India at the
1960 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeIND
NOCIndian Olympic Association
Websiteolympic.ind.in
in Rome
Competitors45 (all men) in 6 sports
Medals
Ranked 32nd
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
0
Total
1
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

India competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy. 45 competitors, all men, took part in 20 events in 6 sports.[1] India won its only medal in men's Field Hockey. Milkha Singh misses bronze medal by finishing 4th in Men's 400m in athletics.

Medalists

Medal Athlete Sports Event
Silver Joseph Antic

Leslie Claudius

Jaman Lal Sharma

Mohinder Lal

Shankar Lakshman

John Peter

Govind Sawant

Raghbir Singh Bhola

Udham Singh Kullar

Charanjit Singh

Jaswant Singh

Joginder Singh

Prithipal Singh

Field hockey Men's Tournament

Competitors

Sport Men Women Total Events
Athletics 8 0 8 6
Football 14 0 14 1
Field hockey 14 0 14 1
Shooting 3 0 3 2
Weightlifting 1 0 1 1
Wrestling 5 0 5 5
Total 45 0 45 16

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics

8 Athletes represents India in 1960 Summer Olympics. Milkha Singh finished second in all of the 400m rounds prior to the final, improving his time on each occasion. In the final he finished fourth with a time of 45.6, this being a decision that required a photo-finish. His finishing position was not bettered by an Indian track athlete until the 1984 Olympics.

Men
Track and Road Events
Athlete Event Round 1 Round 2 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Milkha Singh 400 m 47:60 NR 3 Q 46:5 2 Q 45:9 2 Q 45:6 4
Jagmohan Singh 110 m Hurdles 15:34 5 Did Not Advance
Lal Chand Marathon N/A 2:32:13.0 40
Jagmal Singh 2:35:01.0 45
Ranjit Bhatia 2:57:06.0 60
5000m 15:06.6 11 N/A Did Not Advance


Field Events

Athlete Event Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Gurbachan Singh Randhawa High Jump 1.90m 27 Did Not Advance
B.V. Satyanarayan Long Jump 6.70m 44 Did Not Advance
Virsa Singh 7.08m 30

Football

Main article: Football at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Hungary 3 3 0 0 15 3 +12 6
 France 3 1 1 1 3 9 −6 3
 Peru 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 2
 India 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
France 2 – 1 Peru
Giamarchi 67'
Quédec 90'
Report Uribe 1'
Florence
Referee: Erlich (YUG)

Hungary 2 – 1 India
Göröcs 23'
Albert 56'
Report Balamaran 79'
L'Aquila
Referee: Ben Said (TUN)

France 1 – 1 India
Coinçon 82' Report Banerjee 71'

Hungary 6 – 2 Peru
Albert 17', 87'
Rákosi 27'
Göröcs 33'
Dunai 46', 63'
Report Ramirez 25', 79'
Napoli
Referee: Bonetto (ITA)

Peru 3 – 1 India
Nieri 27', 53'
Iwasaki 85'
Report Balamaran 88'
Pescara
Referee: Imam (UAE)

Hungary 7 – 0 France
Albert 12', 85'
Göröcs 34', 59', 77'
Dunai 41', 79'
Report
Rome
Referee: Orlandini (ITA)

Field hockey

Main article: Field hockey at the 1960 Summer Olympics

India played a few practice matches leading into the group stage games. They defeated Great Britain 8–0 on 22 August[2] and Australia 5–2 three days later.[3] This was the first time since 1928 that the Men's team failed to achieve a gold medal in field hockey. They lost 1-0 to Pakistan by a goal Ahmad nasir to secure the second position.

Team Roster:

Summary
Team Event Group Stage Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
India men's Men's tournament  Denmark
W 10–0
 Netherlands
W 4–1
 New Zealand
W 3–0
1  Australia
W 1–0
 Great Britain
W 1–0
 Pakistan
L 0–1
2nd place, silver medalist(s)

Shooting

Main article: Shooting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Three shooters represented India in 1960.

Athlete Event Score Rank
Paul Cheema Singh Men's 25m Rapid Fire Pistol 434 57
Karni Singh Men's Trap 183 8
Keshav Sen - AC QR

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Athlete Event Total(Kgs) Rank
Laxmi Kanta Das Men's 60 kg 315.0 12

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1960 Summer Olympics

Key:

Men's freestyle
Athlete Event Round 1
Result
Round 2
Result
Round 3
Result
Round 4
Result
Round 5
Result
Round 6
Result
Round 7
Result
Rank
S. Shiam −62 kg  J. Mewis (BEL)
L VT
Did not Advance 25
Gian Prakash −67 kg  Shelby Wilson (USA)
L Pt
 J. Yanez (CUB)
W Pt
 M. Peltoniemi (FIN)
L Pt
Did not Advance 15
Udey Chand −73 kg  J. Feeney (IRL)
W Pt
 N. Balavadze (URS)
L Pt
 İsmail Ogan (TUR)
L VT
Did not Advance 14
Madho Singh −79 kg  A. Butts (GBR)
W VT
 G. Caraffini (ITA)
W VT
 Hans Antonsson (SWE)
L Pt
 Georgy Skhirtladze (URS)
L Pt
Did not Advance 5
Sajjan Singh −87 kg  A. Marcucci (ITA)
W Pt
 D. Rauchbach (EUA)
W VT
 G. Gurics (HUN)
L VT
 V. Palm (SWE)
L Pt
Did not Advance 7

References

  1. ^ "India at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 20 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ Ram, Vernon (24 August 1960). "Claudius Sees Potent Rival in Germany". The Indian Express. p. 10.
  3. ^ "Asian Hockey Teams' Impressive Play". The Indian Express. 26 August 1960. p. 10.