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August 11 and India's Olympic gold badge connection: Abhinav Bindra and India hockey team's celebrated triumphs

August 11 and India's Olympic gold badge connection: Abhinav Bindra and India hockey team's celebrated triumphs

The Indian men's hockey aggregation closed their additional of six afterwards gold medals on August 11, 1932 while Abhinav Bindra won India's aboriginal alone Olympics gold on the aforementioned date at the 2008 Olympics.

Abhinav Bindra won India's aboriginal alone Olympic gold while the 1932 Games apparent the allegorical Major Dhyan Chand's additional title.

India denticulate a whopping 35 goals in two matches to win the hockey gold at the 1932 Olympics

It was Dhyan Chand's additional gold badge and his aboriginal as captain of the team

Abhinav Bindra became the aboriginal Indian to win an alone gold badge at on August 11, 2008

India accept won 10 gold medals in the history of the Olympics, of which two came on August 11 in two altered centuries. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, ballista Abhinav Bindra became the aboriginal alone Indian amateur to win gold while at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, the allegorical Indian hockey aggregation led by Major Dhyan Chand cruised to a additional afterwards appellation with a almanac 24-1 win over the United States.

The 1932 Games was the aboriginal one in which Dhyan Chand captained the Indian team. Alone three teams took allotment and India were delinquent victors with a 11-1 win over Japan and the almanac win over USA appropriately scoring a whopping 35 goals and acceptance aloof two in two matches. The 23-goal allowance in India's bout adjoin the USA charcoal the accomplished anytime allowance of achievement in a hockey bout at the Olympics. Dhyan Chand denticulate eight goals and Roop Singh denticulate 10 in that game.

It was the additional of six afterwards gold medals that the Indian hockey aggregation won. They won a absolute of eight gold medals afore activity on a run of 41 years afterwards any badge at all at the Olympics afterwards Moscow 1980. This run assured at the afresh assured Tokyo Olympics, area the men's aggregation won bronze.

The hockey aggregation remained the alone assembly of India to win an Olympic gold until 2008, back Bindra managed a 10.8 on his aftermost attempt in the men's 10m air burglarize final to win gold. He appropriately became the aboriginal alone gold champ from India and remained the alone amateur in that class until Neeraj Chopra bedeviled the men's javelin bandy final at the 2020 Olympics and won gold.

"He won gold and showed India that bodies like us can win gold. He is the one who afflicted our mindset and fabricated us accept that it is possible," Neeraj told India Today about the aftereffect Bindra's badge has on the Indian antic fraternity.

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