Men’s hockey: India beats Germany 5-4 to clinch bronze medal, ends a four-decade wait | OlympicsAugust 5, 2021
By Administrator_ India
The Indian men’s hockey team bagged the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics after defeating Germany in the third-place match on August 5.
India defeated Germany 5-4 to clinch the Olympic medal. This is India’s first hockey medal in more than 40 years.
Harmanpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Simranjeet Singh, and Rupinder Pal Singh scored for India.
India is the most successful team in the men’s field hockey competition at the Summer Olympic Games with a record eight gold medals (1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964, and 1980), one silver medal (1960), and now three bronze medals (1968, 1972 and 2021).
“Excellent display of Hockey skills by the Indian team at the #Olympics today. Congratulations to Team India for winning the Bronze Medal in Hockey. This wonderful victory will inspire our youth to play and excel in this amazing sport,” Union Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted shortly after the win.
The Australian men’s team will take on Belgium in the gold medal later on August 5.
The Indian women’s hockey team will play their bronze medal match against Great Britain on August 6.