Posted on: August 5, 2021 Posted by: Akash Gokhe Comments: 0
Tokyo Olympic Indian Mens Hockey Team

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian men’s hockey team created history by winning a medal in the Tokyo Olympics after 41 years

India last won the Olympic medal in hockey in 1980, after 41 years Manpreet and his team created history by winning the Olympic medal in hockey. India won the bronze medal by defeating Germany 5-3.

This is India’s 12th Olympic medal in hockey. India has earlier won eight gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals in hockey. The Indian team bounced back after going 0-1 in the first quarter. In the semi-final match, the Indian team did better in this match, taking lessons from the mistakes made against Belgium.  Harmanpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, and Rupinder Pal Singh scored one goal each and Simranjit Singh scored two goals for India

After going 0-1 in the first quarter, the score was reduced to 3-3 in the second quarter. In the third quarter, the Indian team played a lot over Germany and the team also got the advantage.

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 In the third quarter, the Indian team retaliated strongly to make the score 5-3. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Germany scored a goal to make the score 4-5. Sreejesh once again stunned Germany’s chances.

In the last three minutes, India gave Germany another penalty corner. Sreejesh and the Indian defenders did not let Germany take advantage of this opportunity. India had lost against Belgium in the semi-finals, while Germany was defeated by Australia.

India won gold in 1980

The history of Indian hockey has been wonderful. But India has not won any medal in the Olympic Games since 1980. India has brought back the old era of the medal race after a long gap of 41 years.

When Did India Won Its First Olympic Gold Medal In Hockey

  • India won its first Olympic gold medal in hockey on its debut in 1928.

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