Olympics 2020: Indian men’s hockey team created history: won medal in hockey after 41 years- The Indian hockey team has won a medal in the Olympics after 41 years. India defeated Germany in the bronze medal match at the Tokyo Olympics. India made a strong comeback in the match after falling behind in the beginning and won the match 5-4 against Germany. Team India had won the Olympic medal in hockey for the last time in the year 1980.
Indian men’s hockey team has won bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics. The Indian team has won a medal in the Olympics after 41 years. After falling 1-3 in the match against Germany, the Indian team made a strong comeback and won the match 5-4. Simranjit Singh scored two goals for India while Rupinder, Hardik and Harmanpreet scored one goal each.
PM Modi called historical
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the Indian team’s victory as historic. PM Modi wrote that historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian. Congratulations to our men’s hockey team for bringing home the bronze medal. This achievement has given enthusiasm to the entire country, especially our youth. India is proud of its hockey team.
This is the third bronze medal of the men’s hockey team
This is the third bronze medal for the Indian men’s hockey team in Olympic history. Prior to this, he had won the bronze medal in the year 1968 and in the year 1972. India has also won eight gold and one silver medal before this.
Match: At a Glance
Germany had opened its account in the second minute of the match. Timur Oruz scored the first goal for Germany. With this Germany took a 1-0 lead. After this, the Indian team made a comeback in the 17th minute, when Simranjit Singh showed a strong game, overshadowed the German goalkeeper and managed to score. With this goal, both the teams were tied at 1-1.
For Germany, Niklas Wellen scored his first and second goal for the team in the 24th minute to put Germany 2-1 ahead. After this Germany scored another goal within a minute and made their lead 3-1.
In the 27th minute of the match, India got a penalty corner and Hardik Singh converted it into a goal and reduced Germany’s lead. With this the score became 3-2. India showed a more aggressive game and scored the third goal of the match. With this, both the teams reached the draw of 3-3.
India got off to a great start in the third quarter. India got a penalty stroke. Rupinder put the ball straight into the goalpost and gave India a vital and strong lead of 4-3. After this, Simranjit Singh scored a brilliant goal on Sumit’s pass in the 34th minute and took India 5-3 ahead and brought India closer to the bronze medal.
With the start of the fourth quarter, Germany showed an aggressive game and did everything possible to score. In the 48th minute of the match, Germany got a chance in the form of a penalty corner and Windfeder converted it into a goal. With this the score became 5-4.