By Zane Miller
On Thursday, August 11th, 1932, India defeated Japan by one point in the standings to win the fourth gold medal in Olympic men’s field hockey history. It was the second gold medal for India in Olympic men’s field hockey. Japan took the silver medal with one point in the standings, claiming their first silver medal in Olympic men’s field hockey. The United States grabbed their first bronze medal in Olympic men’s field hockey as the third and final team entered into the tournament. The event was significantly affected by the Great Depression, leading to only three teams competing as a result of travel costs.
The tournament was held in the United States, with Los Angeles as the host city. Roop Singh of India led the tournament in goals scored with 13.
1932 Final Standings (W-L-T format)
1. India (2-0, 1.000) (Gold)
2. Japan (1-1, .500) (Silver)
3. United States (0-2, .000) (Bronze)
Link to stats database: https://www.olympedia.org/results/35542
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