List of Indian hockey captain at the Olympics
Indian hockey team has won six consecutive gold medal in an Olympic event since the 1928 Olympics Amsterdam for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics Jaipal Singh Munda was the first captain of the Indian hockey team that won the gold medal at the Olympics. Read this article to find a list of all the captain of the Indian hockey team that represents the Indian hockey at the Olympics.
Indian hockey team had a very gold of the 1928 Olympics Amsterdam to Melbourne Olympics of 1956. During this period, the Indian team has won six consecutive gold medals. The first captain of the Indian hockey team at the Olympics is Mr.Jaipal Singh Munda.
(Indian Hockey team in 1928 Olympics)
Major Dhyan Chand is the third captain of the Indian hockey when the Indian team has won Olympic gold medals in Berlin in 1936.
More recently, former Indian hockey team captain Balbir Singh Senior had died on May 25, 2020 (age 96) in Mohali, Punjab, India. Balbir Singh led the hockey team has also won the gold medal at the Olympics.
There are 20 players have captained India at the Olympic Games since 1928. Now let us look at the captain of Indian hockey team in an Olympic event.
List of Indian field hockey captains in Olympics:-
|Captain Name||Year||Rank in Olympic|
|Jaipal Singh Munda||Amsterdam Olympics 1928||Gold medal|
|Lal Shah Bokhari||Los Angeles Olympics 1932||Gold medal|
|Dhyan Chand||Berlin Olympics 1936||Gold medal|
|Kishan Lal||London Olympics 1948||Gold medal|
|K. D. Singh||Helsinki Olympics 1952||Gold medal|
|Balbir Singh Senior||Melbourne Olympics 1956||Gold medal|
|Leslie Claudius||Rome Olympics 1960||Silver medal|
|Charanjit Singh||Tokyo Olympics 1964||Gold medal|
|Gurbux Singh and
|Mexico City Olympics 1968||Bronze medal|
|Harmik Singh||Munich Olympics 1972||Bronze medal|
|Ajit Pal Singh||Montreal Olympics 1976||7th Position|
|Vasudevan Baskaran||Moscow Olympics 1980||Gold medal|
|Zafar Iqbal||Los Angeles Olympics 1984||5th Position|
|Sommayya Maneypande||Seoul Olympics 1988||6th Position|
|Pargat Singh||Barcelona Olympics 1992||7th Position|
|Pargat Singh||Atlanta Olympics 1996||8th Position|
|Ramandeep Singh||Sydney Olympics 2000||7th Position|
|Dilip Tirkey||Athens Olympics 2004||7th Position|
|Bharat Chetri||London Olympics 2012||12th Position|
|P. R. Sreejesh||Rio Olympics 2016||8th position|
P.R. Sreejesh was captain of the Indian hockey team in the Rio Olympics 2016. Indian team secured 8th position in this Olympics.
Overall, the Indian hockey team has won 8 gold, 1 silver, and 2 bronze medals at the Olympic Events.
Vasudevan Baskaran was the last captain of India team when the Indian hockey team had won the Gold medal at Moscow Olympics,1980. Since then the Indian team could not secure even 4th place at the Olympic event.
So this was the list of all the captains of the Indian hockey team at the Olympic event.