Field hockey at the 1956 Summer Olympics


Field hockey at the 1956 Summer Olympics

The field hockey tournament at the 1956 Summer Olympics was contested from November 23 to December 6, with twelve participating teams. Only men competed in field hockey at these Games. India won the gold medal for the sixth successive Games, not allowing a single goal against in the entire tournament. Pakistan won the silver medal, and Germany won the bronze.

Participating nations

Twelve teams were seeded and placed into one of three preliminary groups of four teams each. With the unbalanced seeding, the top two teams in Group C advanced to the semi-finals, but only the top team in both Groups A and B advanced.;Group A
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  • flagicon|UK Singapore
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    #;Group B
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  • fh|Great Britain
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  • fh|Australia
    #fh|Malaya
    #fh|Kenya|colonial;Group C
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  • fh|Pakistan
    #fh|Germany|EUA
    #fh|Belgium
    #fh|New Zealand

    Preliminary round

    Group A

    hockeybox
    date = November 26, 11:30
    team1 = Singapore flagicon|UK
    score = 6–1 (3–1)
    team2 = fh|United States|1912
    hockeybox
    date = November 26, 14:30
    team1 = fh-rt|India
    score = 14–0 (3–0)
    team2 = fh|Afghanistan|1931
    hockeybox
    date = November 28, 11:30
    team1 = Singapore flagicon|UK
    score = 5–0 (4–0)
    team2 = fh|Afghanistan|1931
    hockeybox
    date = November 28, 14:30
    team1 = fh-rt|India
    score = 16–0 (6–0)
    team2 = fh|United States|1912
    hockeybox
    date = November 30, 11:30
    team1 = fh-rt|India
    score = 6–0 (3–0)
    team2 = flagicon|UK Singapore
    hockeybox
    date = November 30, 14:30
    team1 = fh-rt|Afghanistan|1931
    score = 5–1 (2–1)
    team2 = fh|United States|1912

    ;Group standings
    *Pakistan and Germany advanced to the semi-finals.

    Playoffs

    Round4-with third
    December 3|fh|India|1|fh|Germany|EUA|0
    December 3|fh|Pakistan|3|fh|Great Britain|2
    December 6|fh|India|1|fh|Pakistan|0
    December 6|fh|Germany|EUA|3|fh|Great Britain |1

    ;Semi-finalshockeybox
    date = December 3, 14:30
    team1 = fh-rt|India
    score = 1–0 (0–0)
    team2 = fh|Germany|EUA
    hockeybox
    date = December 3, 16:00
    team1 = fh-rt|Pakistan
    score = 3–2 (3–1)
    team2 = fh|Great Britain

    ;Bronze medal matchhockeybox
    date = December 6, 14:30
    team1 = fh-rt|Germany|EUA
    score = 3–1 (2–1)
    team2 = fh|Great Britain

    ;Gold medal matchhockeybox
    date = December 6, 16:00
    team1 = fh-rt|India
    score = 1–0 (0–0)
    team2 = fh|Pakistan

    Medalists

    *Gunter Brennecke
    *Hugo Budinger
    *Werner Delmes
    *Hugo Dollheiser
    *Eberhard Ferstl
    *Alfred Lücker
    *Helmut Nonn
    *Wolfgang Nonn
    *Heinz Radzikowski
    *Werner Rosenbaum
    *Gunther Ullerich

    References

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