Field hockey at the 1936 Summer Olympics


The field hockey tournament at the 1936 Summer Olympics was the fifth edition of the field hockey event at the Summer Olympics.[1]

Field hockey
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
VenueHockey Stadium
Dates4–15 August 1936
Teams11
Medalists
 India
 Germany
 Netherlands
 1932
1948 

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
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


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
5 August 1936
16:30
Japan  5–1  United States
Report
Umpires:
J. Schenkmann (SUI)
A. Lepètre (FRA)
5 August 1936
18:00
India  4–0  Hungary
Singh  25', 39', ?'
Jaffar
Report
Umpires:
Jaap Quarles Van Ufford (NED)
A. Demaurex (SUI)

7 August 1936
18:00
India  7–0  United States
Chand  ?', ?'
Singh  ?', ?'
Jaffar  ?', ?'
Goodsir-Cullen
Report
Umpires:
R. Marsily (BEL)
H. Röhrig (GER)

8 August 1936
18:00
Japan  3–1  Hungary
Report

10 August 1936
16:30
India  9–0  Japan
Report
10 August 1936
18:00
Hungary  3–1  United States
Report
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
Report

6 August 1936
18:00
Germany  6–0  Denmark
Report

8 August 1936
16:30
Germany  4–1  Afghanistan
Report
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
4 August 1936
16:30
France  1–0   Switzerland
Report
4 August 1936
18:00
Belgium  2–2  Netherlands
Report

6 August 1936
16:30
Netherlands  4–1   Switzerland
Report

7 August 1936
18:00
Belgium  2–2  France
Report

9 August 1936
16:30
Switzerland   2–1  Belgium
Report
9 August 1936
18:00
Netherlands  3–1  France
Report

Consolation round

11 August 1936
Afghanistan  4–1  Belgium
11 August 1936
Switzerland   5–1  Denmark

13 August 1936
Hungary  1–0  Belgium
13 August 1936
Afghanistan  3–0  United States
Sultan  15', 39'
Shuja ud-Din  59'
Report
13 August 1936
Japan  4–1  Denmark

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  ?', ?', ?', ?'
Dara  ?', ?'
Singh  ?', ?'
Tapsell  ?'
Shahab-ud-Din  ?'
Report

12 August 1936
18:00
Germany  3–0  Netherlands
Bronze medal match
14 August 1936
16:30
Netherlands  4–3  France
Gold medal match
15 August 1936
11:00
India  8–1  Germany
Chand  32', 44', 45', 70'
Tapsell  43'
Jaffar  56'
Dara  62', ?'
Report Weiß  51'

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.  Japan
  7.  Afghanistan
  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.