Field hockey at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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Field hockey
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
VenuesOlympic Velodrome
Stadio dei Marmi
Stadio Tre Fontane
Dates26 August – 11 September 1960
Teams16
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Pakistan
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  India
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Spain
← 1956
1964 →

The field hockey tournament at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy was contested from August 26 to September 9, with sixteen participating teams. Only men competed in field hockey at these Games. Pakistan won the gold medal, defeating India in the final and ending India's run of six successive gold medals. Spain won the bronze medal.[1]

Participating nations[edit]

Sixteen teams were placed into four preliminary groups of four teams each. After a preliminary round-robin set of matches, the top two teams in each group advanced to the quarter-finals.

Squads[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Match between the Netherlands and New Zealand

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India 3 3 0 0 17 1 +16 6 Quarter-finals
2  New Zealand[a] 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
3  Netherlands[a] 3 1 1 1 6 7 −1 3 9–12th place classification
4  Denmark 3 0 0 3 3 18 −15 0 13–16th place classification
Source: FIH
Notes:
  1. ^ a b New Zealand and the Netherlands finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool, which New Zealand won 2–1.
27 August 1960
15:00
India  10–0  Denmark
P. Singh field hockey ball 1'15'16'
Bhola field hockey ball 22'31'67'
Peter field hockey ball 41'
Ja. Singh field hockey ball 64'
? ?
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA)
Whitelaw (GBR)
27 August 1960
16:30
New Zealand  1–1  Netherlands
Hobson field hockey ball 25' Van Erven Dorens field hockey ball 23'
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
Franck (BEL)
Massart (BEL)

30 August 1960
16:30
India  4–1  Netherlands
Ja. Singh field hockey ball 26'
Bhola field hockey ball 63'
P. Singh field hockey ball 66'69'
Van Vroonhoven field hockey ball 9'
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
de Bourguignon (BEL)
Asselman (BEL)

31 August 1960
16:30
New Zealand  4–1  Denmark
Hobson field hockey ball 4'
Turner field hockey ball 24'41'
Bygrave field hockey ball 35'
Christiansen field hockey ball 16'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
McDowell (AUS)
Glichitch (FRA)

2 September 1960
16:30
India  3–0  New Zealand
Bhola field hockey ball 8'
Peter field hockey ball 57'
Ja. Singh field hockey ball 70'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA)
Whitelaw (GBR)

3 September 1960
10:00
Netherlands  4–2  Denmark
Van Erven Dorens field hockey ball 37'49'64'
P. Nielsen field hockey ball 70'
Guldbrandsen field hockey ball 30'
Kristoffersen field hockey ball 68'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Harasta (AUT)
Bernet (SUI)

Second place play-off[edit]

4 September 1960
15:30
New Zealand  2–1  Netherlands
Bygrave field hockey ball 31'58' De Beer field hockey ball 14'
Campo Tre Fontane, Rome
Umpires:
Schinner (GER)
Lichtenfeld (GER)

New Zealand advanced to the quarter-finals. The Netherlands continued to the classification matches for 9th–12th place.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Pakistan 3 3 0 0 21 0 +21 6 Quarter-finals
2  Australia[a] 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 3
3  Poland[a] 3 1 1 1 3 10 −7 3 9–12th place classification
4  Japan 3 0 0 3 2 20 −18 0 13–16th place classification
Source: FIH
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Australia and Poland finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool, which Australia won 2–0.
26 August 1960
10:00
Pakistan  3–0  Australia
H. Abdul field hockey ball 48'
Noor field hockey ball 53'
Mushtaq field hockey ball 56'
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)
Elgershuizen (NED)
26 August 1960
15:00
Poland  2–1  Japan
Flinik field hockey ball 33'
Wiśniewski field hockey ball 56'
Iijima field hockey ball 68'
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER)
Schinner (GER)

29 August 1960
16:30
Pakistan  8–0  Poland
H. Abdul field hockey ball 6'24'55'
Noor field hockey ball 18'
Mutti field hockey ball 22'
W. Abdul field hockey ball 45'69'
Nasir field hockey ball 60'
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
Whitelaw (GBR)
McIldowie (RSA)

30 August 1960
10:00
Australia  8–1  Japan
Crossman field hockey ball 1'25'
E. Pearce field hockey ball 13'27'31'37'65'
Evans field hockey ball 33'
Kanbe field hockey ball 20'
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
Massart (BEL)
Franck (BEL)

1 September 1960
10:00
Pakistan  10–0  Japan
W. Abdul field hockey ball 21'30'
H. Abdul field hockey ball 24'37'50'51'
Nasir field hockey ball 33'45'60'
Khan field hockey ball 59'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
H. Singh (IND)
Burgess (GBR)
1 September 1960
16:30
Australia  1–1  Poland
Crossman field hockey ball 62' Kubiak field hockey ball 48'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL)
de Bourguignon (BEL)

Second place play-off[edit]

3 September 1960
08:30
Australia  2–0  Poland
Crossman field hockey ball 55'
Currie field hockey ball 66'
Campo Tre Fontane, Rome
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA), Whitelaw (GBR)

Australia advanced to the quarter-finals. Poland continued to the classification matches for 9th–12th place.

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Kenya 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 5 Quarter-finals
2  United Team of Germany 3 2 0 1 10 1 +9 4
3  France 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3 3 9–12th place classification
4  Italy (H) 3 0 0 3 0 14 −14 0 13–16th place classification
Source: FIH
(H) Host
29 August 1960
10:00
Kenya  1–0  United Team of Germany
H. Fernandes field hockey ball 45'
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
H. Singh (IND)
29 August 1960
15:00
France  2–0  Italy
Reynaud field hockey ball 21'
J-P Windal field hockey ball 54'
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
Bernet (SUI)
Harasta (AUT)

31 August 1960
10:00
United Team of Germany  5–0  France
Keller field hockey ball 23'52'61'66'
Schuler field hockey ball 31'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Ghosh (IND)
G. Singh (IND)

1 September 1960
15:00
Kenya  7–0  Italy
E. Fernandes field hockey ball 14'
H. Fernandes field hockey ball 17'64'65'
Sohal field hockey ball 24'48'
Pianesi field hockey ball 42'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Bernet (SUI)
Harasta (AUT)

3 September 1960
15:00
United Team of Germany  5–0  Italy
Keller field hockey ball 24'43'45'
Budinger field hockey ball 29'41'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
de Bourguignon (BEL)
Asselman (BEL)
3 September 1960
16:30
Kenya  0–0  France
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
H. Singh (IND)
Burgess (GBR)

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 3 2 1 0 8 2 +6 5 Quarter-finals
2  Great Britain 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 4
3  Belgium 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 3 9–12th place classification
4   Switzerland 3 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0 13–16th place classification
Source: FIH
26 August 1960
16:30
Spain  0–0  Great Britain
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
Ghosh (IND)

27 August 1960
10:00
Belgium  4–2   Switzerland
Remy field hockey ball 24'
M. Muschs field hockey ball 45'
Dubois field hockey ball 55'65'
Von Arx field hockey ball 30'
Zanetti field hockey ball 59'
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS)
Glichitch (FRA)

30 August 1960
15:00
Belgium  1–1  Great Britain
Debbaudt field hockey ball 69' Hindle field hockey ball 12'
Stadio dei Marmi, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

31 August 1960
15:00
Spain  5–1   Switzerland
Murua field hockey ball 5'
Macaya field hockey ball 22'
E. Dualde field hockey ball 25'66'
Usoz field hockey ball 31'
Zanetti field hockey ball 11'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER)
Schinner (GER)

2 September 1960
10:00
Great Britain  3–0   Switzerland
Mayes field hockey ball 5'63'
Scott field hockey ball 68'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Glichitch (FRA)
MacDowell (AUS)
2 September 1960
15:00
Spain  3–1  Belgium
Macaya field hockey ball 23'
E. Dualde field hockey ball 24'
J. Dualde field hockey ball 61'
Remy field hockey ball 50'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
Ghosh (IND)

Knockout stage[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
5 September
 
 
 Pakistan2
 
7 September
 
 Germany1
 
 Pakistan1
 
5 September
 
 Spain0
 
 Spain (a.e.t.)1
 
9 September
 
 New Zealand0
 
 Pakistan1
 
5 September
 
 India0
 
 India (a.e.t.)1
 
7 September
 
 Australia0
 
 India1
 
5 September
 
 Great Britain0 Bronze medal match
 
 Kenya1
 
9 September
 
 Great Britain (a.e.t.)2
 
 Spain2
 
 
 Great Britain1
 

Quarter-final losers continued to play classification matches to determine 5th–8th place. The Great Britain versus Kenya match lasted 127 minutes and needed six overtime periods to determine the winner.[2]

Quarter-finals[edit]

5 September 1960
09:00
India  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Australia
Bhola field hockey ball 84'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Whitelaw (GBR)
MacIldowie (RSA)

5 September 1960
15:00
Kenya  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Great Britain
Sohal field hockey ball 22' Saunders field hockey ball 36'115'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
Ghosh (IND)

5 September 1960
14:30
Pakistan  2–1  United Team of Germany
Naseer field hockey ball 22'62' Delmes field hockey ball 52'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL)
de Bourguignon (BEL)

5 September 1960
16:00
Spain  1–0 (a.e.t.)  New Zealand
Murua field hockey ball 83'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

Semi-finals[edit]

7 September 1960
10:00
Pakistan  1–0  Spain
Manzoor field hockey ball 12'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS)
Massart (BEL)

7 September 1960
15:30
India  1–0  Great Britain
Kullar field hockey ball 16'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Schinner (GER)

Bronze medal match[edit]

9 September 1960
10:00
Spain  2–1  Great Britain
J. Dualde field hockey ball 27'
E. Dualde field hockey ball 41'
Scott field hockey ball 13'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
G. Singh (IND)

Gold medal match[edit]

9 September 1960
15:30
Pakistan  1–0  India
Bunda field hockey ball 6'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS)
Massart (BEL)

Classification round[edit]

Fifth to eighth place classification[edit]

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
8 September
 
 
 New Zealand1
 
11 September
 
 Germany0
 
 New Zealand1
 
8 September
 
 Australia0
 
 Australia2
 
 
 Kenya1
 

5–8th place semi-finals[edit]

8 September 1960
15:00
New Zealand  1–0  United Team of Germany
McGregor field hockey ball 11'
Campo Tre Fontane, Rome
Umpires:
van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)
H. Singh (IND)

8 September 1960
16:30
Australia  1–1  Kenya
Crossman field hockey ball 40' Deol field hockey ball 63'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Glichitch (FRA)

The match was abandoned due to darkness with the score tied at 1-1 after 40 minutes of extra time. Australia was initially awarded the match after a coin toss, but after an appeal by Kenya, the match was declared drawn and a replay was ordered.

Replay

10 September 1960
16:30
Australia  2–1  Kenya
Evans field hockey ball 64'69' Panaser field hockey ball 42'
Campo Tre Fontane, Rome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED)
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

Fifth place game[edit]

9 September 1960
08:30
Australia  2–1  New Zealand
Crossman field hockey ball 50'
Evans field hockey ball 68'
Cullen field hockey ball 27'
Campo Tre Fontane, Rome
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
Asselman (BEL)

After the Australia-Kenya match was declared a draw and a replay ordered on appeal, this match was declared null and void, and a replay was ordered between New Zealand and the winner of the Australia-Kenya replay.

Replay

11 September 1960
09:00
New Zealand  1–0  Australia
Bygrave field hockey ball 2'
Campo Tre Fontane, Rome
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

Seventh place game[edit]

The seventh-place game between Germany and Kenya was scratched as the German team had flown home after the Closing Ceremony. Both teams were awarded joint seventh place.

Ninth to twelfth place classification[edit]

As Poland declined to participate in the classification matches, they were awarded twelfth place: the other three teams played a round-robin set of matches.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
9  Netherlands 2 2 0 0 4 1 +3 4
10  France 2 1 0 1 1 2 −1 2
11  Belgium 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 0
12  Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: FIH
6 September 1960
15:00
France  1–0  Belgium
Mauchien field hockey ball 22'
Campo Tre Fontane, Rome
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
Harasta (AUT)

An Italian traffic policeman on duty just outside the field blew his whistle. The Belgians thought it was the umpire's whistle and stopped playing, whereupon the French scored the only goal of the game.[2]


8 September 1960
10:30
Netherlands  2–0  France
De Beer field hockey ball 3'
Van Vroonhoven field hockey ball 25'
Campo Tre Fontane, Rome
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER)
Whitelaw (GBR)

10 September 1960
10:00
Netherlands  2–1  Belgium
De Beer field hockey ball 51'62' A. Muschs field hockey ball 66'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR)
MacIldowie (RSA)

Thirteenth to sixteenth place classification[edit]

As Denmark declined to participate in the classification matches, they were awarded sixteenth place. The other three teams played a round-robin set of matches.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
13  Italy (H) 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 3
14  Japan 2 1 0 1 6 3 +3 2
15   Switzerland 2 0 1 1 2 6 −4 1
16  Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: FIH
(H) Host
6 September 1960
16:30
Italy  1–1   Switzerland
Ballesio field hockey ball 6' Recordon field hockey ball 32'
Campo Tre Fontane, Rome
Umpires:
Franck (BEL)
Matsunawa (JPN)

8 September 1960
09:00
Japan  5–1   Switzerland
H. Kojima field hockey ball 34'49'
Kihara field hockey ball 51'60'67'
Zanetti field hockey ball 42'
Campo Tre Fontane, Rome
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL)
Ghosh (IND)

10 September 1960
15:00
Italy  2–1  Japan
Marchiori field hockey ball 21'
Lenza field hockey ball 47'
H. Kojima field hockey ball 2'
Olympic Velodrome, Rome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND)
H. Singh (IND)

Final standings[edit]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Pakistan (PAK)
Abdul Hamid
Abdul Rashid
Abdul Waheed
Bashir Ahmad
Ghulam Rasul
Anwar Khan
Khursheed Aslam
Habib Ali Kiddie
Manzoor Hussain Atif
Munir Dar
Mushtaq Ahmad
Motiullah
Naseer Bunda
Noor Alam
 India (IND)
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
 Spain (ESP)
Pedro Amat
Francisco Caballer
Juan Calzado
José Colomer
Carlos del Coso
José Dinarés
Eduardo Dualde
Joaquín Dualde
Rafael Egusquiza
Ignacio Macaya
Pedro Murúa
Pedro Roig
Luis Usoz
Narciso Ventalló

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1960 Rome Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b Wallechinsky, David (1984). The Complete Book of the Olympics. England: Penguin Books. p. 274. ISBN 0140066322.

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