On This Day: Indian Men’s Hockey team won Gold in 1964 Olympics

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Indian Men's Hockey team won Gold for the 7th time in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
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1964 Tokyo Olympics was the 10th edition of the field hockey event for men. Indian Men’s Hockey team secured the first position in field hockey and won the gold medal. Interestingly, this was India’s 7th gold medal in field hockey.

On This Day: Indian Men's Hockey team won Gold in 1964 Olympics | SportzPoint.com
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Indian men’s hockey team registered 4 wins and 2 draws in the group stages to each to the final stage. They defeated Australia in the semi-final and moved forward to lock horns with Pakistan in the finals. They played against Pakistan in the final and beat them 1-0. Surprisingly, the winning goal was a penalty stroke goal.

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The Indian team members:

Charanjit Singh (captain), Shankar Lakshman, Rajendran Christie, Prithipal Singh, Dharam Singh, Gurbux Singh, Mohinder Lal, Jagjit Singh, Joginder “Gindi” Singh, Haripal Kaushik, Harbinder Singh, Bandu Patil, Victor John Peter, Udham Singh, Darshan Singh, and Syed Mushtaq Ali

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