Here are the unbreakable records of Indian hockey team
The Indian men's hockey team has had a rich history in the sport. Despite falling behind the ranks over the last few decades, the team is still aiming to get back amongst the top. India are looking to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the moment. India have scripted many records in the sport. Here we look at the same.
India's eight Olympic gold medals could stay on forever
India have won eight gold medals at the Olympics in hockey. That's the most by any nation. Germany (4) are second in the list. Given the uncertainty with several teams in the mix in recent Olympic events, going past India's record could be a distant task in the sporting event. India have won 11 medals in total (silver in 1960, bronze in 1968, 1972).
India's six successive hockey Olympic gold medals an unbreakable feat
India won their first Olympic gold medal in 1928 and followed it up with the top prize in 1932 and 1936. There was no hockey in 1940 and 1944 Olympics. After hockey was back in the 1948 event, India won the gold that year and sealed the same in 1952 and 1956. No teams have won six gold medals in a row.
India hold these massive records at the Olympics
At the 1932 Olympics, India hammered USA 24-1. This is the record for the most number of goals scored in a single hockey match at the global event. Roop Singh scored 10 goals in the match and that is a record held by a player at the Olympics. Balbir Singh's five goals in the 1952 Olympics finale is another unbreakable record.
Other unbreakable records for India
India's 26-0 win against Hong Kong at the 2018 Asian Games is an all-time record in this event. This is also India's best tally in men's hockey. India have won a record 21 medals at the Asian Games. South Korea (15) follow suit. India hold the record for the most bronze medals at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup (7).
Unique record held by India at the Olympics
India have the joint-best match tally in an Olympics final. Their 8-1 win against Germany in 1936 is at the top. India also have the second-highest match tally at the Olympics (6-1 versus Netherlands in 1952). Both these scores could remain at the top.