By Zane Miller
On Saturday, October 31st, 1908, England defeated Ireland 8-1 in the gold medal game to win the first gold medal in Olympic men’s field hockey history. It was the first gold medal for England in Olympic men’s field hockey. Ireland took the silver medal with the loss, claiming their first silver medal in Olympic men’s field hockey. Wales and Scotland tied for the bronze medal, as Scotland lost to England 6-1 in the semifinals, with Wales losing to Ireland 3-1 in the same round. Wales and Scotland both claimed their first bronze medal in Olympic men’s field hockey.
The tournament was held in the United Kingdom, with London as the host city. Reggie Pridmore of England led the tournament in goals scored with 10.
1908 Final Standings
1. England (W in Final) (Gold)
2. Ireland (L in Final) (Silver)
3. Scotland (L in Semifinals) (Bronze)
3. Wales (L in Semifinals) (Bronze)
5. Germany (L in Rd. 1)
6. France (L in Rd. 1)
Link to stats database: https://www.olympedia.org/results/35500
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