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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian hockey team won Olympic medal after 41 years

New Delhi:
 Indian men's hockey team has created history on the field of Japan. After 41 years, India has won a medal in hockey. In the bronze medal match between India and Germany on Thursday, the German team had a 5-3 lead till the third quarter. Germany scored a goal in the fourth quarter, but even then India's lead remained intact. With this, India has confirmed its 5th medal.

In this way
, Germany dominated in the first quarter. He played attacking hockey. The German team took the lead by scoring a goal in the very first minute of the match. Timur Orooj scored the field goal. He got a penalty corner just before the end of the first quarter. India made a brilliant defense on this and kept Germany's lead 1-0. Indian goalkeeper Sreejesh made 2 good saves in a row.

In the beginning of the second quarter, Team India made a comeback and Simranjit Singh scored a goal in the 17th minute to level the score 1-1. After this, Wellen of Germany scored another goal and the team went ahead 2-1. After this, in the 25th minute, the difference made the goal score 3-1 in the 25th minute. Then India's Hardik Singh made the 27th and Harmanpreet Singh equalized the goal score 3-3 in the 29th minute. The score remained the same till halftime.

India dominated
the third quarter, while Ravindra Pal scored a penalty corner in the 31st minute after half time to give India a 4-3 lead. Just 3 minutes later, Simranjit Singh scored the goal to make the lead 5-3. The good thing for India is that in this Olympics, it has not lost to any team ranked below it. In the pool match, India had to face defeat against Australia and in the last-4 match against Belgium. Both these teams are above India in the rankings.

Since 1980 was the first medal around
India for the last time Moscow Olympics had made the finals in 1980 and then won the last gold of his eight gold medals. Since then, the level of Indian hockey has gone down and the team has never been able to make it to the last 4 even before this Olympics.

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