5 Interesting Facts About Indian Hockey Team:
1. In 1928, India became the first non-European country to join the International Hockey Federation(FIH).
2. In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1956.the India men’s team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, winning six gold medals.
3. The Indian Hockey team was the first Indian sports team to ever set foot in Australia/New Zealand(1928), Europe(1928) and Japan/USA(1932).
4. Dhanraj Pillai is the only Indian to play in 4 Olympics, 4 World Cups, 4 Champions Trophy and 4 Asian Games.
5. From the year 1928-1960, India has the title of the largest number of ‘Consecutive Victories’ in hockey with almost 30 wins on the go.
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