Tokyo Olympics– The Indian men’s hockey team took on Germany in the bronze medal match, ending a 41-year wait for an Olympic medal and winning a medal in hockey for India since 1980.
Sports Desk: India defeated Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal match between India and Germany in the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Thursday and India’s 41-year-old hockey medal drought ended. Did. The Indian hockey team last won the gold medal at the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980. At the same time, the last time India won the bronze medal was in the Munich Olympic Games-1972. Today India once again created history and won the bronze medal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian hockey team on this spectacular victory. He tweeted and wrote- ‘Historic! A day that will remain in the memory of every Indian. Congratulations to our men’s hockey team for winning the bronze medal. With this achievement, he has fulfilled the imaginations of the entire nation, especially our youth. India is proud of its hockey team.
After the victory of the Indian team, PM Modi spoke to men’s hockey captain Manpreet Singh, head coach Graham Reid and assistant coach Piyush Dubey. He congratulated the team for winning the match and the bronze medal. PM told Manpreet Singh- You have created history. He said that today Manpreet’s voice is loud and clear, whereas that day (when India lost to Belgium) there was little silence. At the same time, Manpreet thanked the PM for constantly encouraging the team.
On winning the bronze medal for the Indian hockey team, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted and wrote- ‘Congratulations to our men’s hockey team for winning the Olympic medal in hockey after 41 years. The team displayed excellent skills, resilience and determination to win. This historic win will usher in a new era in hockey and inspire the youth to move forward in the game.
First Quarter – In this match played between India and Germany, in the first quarter, Germany scored a goal in the opening minutes, leaving India behind 1-0. After this, Germany got four consecutive penalty corners, but the Indian team made a brilliant defense.
Second Quarter- After this, in the second quarter, India leveled and scored 1-1. But in the 24th and 25th minutes, India suffered a setback as Germany scored two back to back goals and made the score 3-1. However, within 3 minutes, India converted two penalty corners to level the score at 3-3. Hardik Singh did wonders for India on the penalty corner in the 27th minute and scored the goal to reduce the lead to 2-3. After this, Harmanpreet Singh converted the goal in the 29th minute and equalized.
Third Quarter – At the beginning of this round, India got 1 penalty corner, which was converted into a goal by Rupinder Pal Singh to make the score 4-3. Let us tell you that this is Rupinder’s fourth goal in Tokyo 2020. After this Simranjit Singh scored a brilliant goal in the 34th minute of the match to make the score 5-3. In the final moments of the third quarter, both teams got penalty corners, but no one converted it into a goal and the round ended 5-3.
Fourth Quarter – At the beginning of this round, Lukas Windfeder scored a penalty corner in the 48th minute of the match for Germany and made the score 4-5. However, the Indian team maintained its dominance over the match and won the match. With this, India secured its fourth medal in the Tokyo Olympics.
Mandeep Singh, Varun Kumar, Surendra Kumar, Manpreet Singh, Sumit, Simranjit Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Neelkant Sharma, Rupinder Pal Singh, Vivek Prasad, Sreejesh Partu Ravindran, Gurjant Singh, Amit Rohidas.
Paul-Philipp Kaufmann, Alexander Stadler, Niklas Wellen, Johannes Gross, Florian Fuchs, Lukas Windfeder, Benedict Furkey, Niklas Boserhoff, Tobias Hauck, Konstantin Stibo, Matt Grambusch, Tim Herzbrück, Martin Hanero, Timur Oruzu, Christopher Ruhr, Martin Zührer.