September 27, 2021, 3:17 am
Sports Desk :
The last time India won a medal in men’s hockey was at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The country of service got gold. This time they got a taste of a medal in men’s hockey at the Olympics after 41 years by defeating Germany in a fierce battle at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. India won the bronze medal match 5-4 on Thursday at the Hockey Stadium in Tokyo.
Earlier, India could not fight much against Belgium in the semi-finals. They lost 5-2.
India were knocked out of the quarter-finals of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Men’s Hockey. Germany led 1-0 in the first quarter of a four-quarter game. The second quarter ended in a 3-3 draw. India finished the third stage with a 5-3 lead. Germany could not avoid defeat even though they scored one goal in the last quarter.
India also hopes to win a medal in the women’s hockey category. They will face Great Britain in the bronze medal match next Friday.