India defeated Austria 4-0 and Great Britain 3-1 and stormed to the finals. Holland challenged the Olympics champions but lost 1-6 and India won the hockey crown for the 5th time in a row, in 1952 Olympics held at Helsinki, Finland. Balbir Singh Sr. scored 9 goals of the 13 scored by India, including 5 of the 6 goals in the final. Chinnadorai Desamuthu became the youngest gold medallist for India. He was 19 years and 272 days when India won the Olympic title in the Helsinki Games.

India`s in the 1952 Olympics at Helsinki:

  • Played: 3

  • Won: 3

  • Goals For: 13

  • Goals Against: 2