India beat Great Britain by four goals to zero in the final of the Olympic Hockey Championship and thus retained the world title.

Pakistan drew with Holland earlier the match to decide the third place in the championship, each side scoring once.

G. Singh opened the scoring in the first half for India, in the third minute. Seven minutes later, Jansen got the second goal. The teams changed over with India leading 2-nil.


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G. Singh secured the third goal for India after 20 minutes in the second half. Trilochan Singh netted the fourth goal 11 minutes later. India’s superiority was never in dispute. Despite the heavy muddy turf and the light rain, which fell for a considerable time during the game, the Indians outclassed the British team with the superb ball-control, accurate passing and intelligent positional play.

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