INDIA VS FRANCE 1926-DHYANCHAND PLAYING 1936 OLYMPICS HOCKEY SEMI FINALS






Dhyan's international career, which began with the Army tour of New Zealand in April-June 1926, spanned 22 years is in itself a remarkable achievement.
The Olympics was the only international tournament in that era. Dhyan won gold medals at Amsterdam (1928), Los Angeles (1932) and as captain in Berlin in 1936. As a centre-forward, he scored 36 goals in 12 Olympic matches.
In an age when long distance travel was by ship, Dhyan played in Australia, New Zealand, North America, Africa, Singapore, Japan and all over Europe. Thousands of hockey fans the world over could say that they had witnessed his legendary wizardry with the stick.