Wishes pour in as India men’s hockey team wins bronze; ends 41 years wait for Olympic medal

Wishes pour in as India men's hockey team wins bronze; ends 41 years wait for Olympic medal

At the Tokyo Olympics, India’s men’s hockey team won a historic bronze medal, ending the country’s 41-year wait for a podium finish. In the bronze medal match, India defeated Germany 5-4.

Team India rallied from a 1-3 deficit to score four goals in a row before conceding one in the final quarter. The Indian team, on the other hand, was successful in fending off the German attacks, and goalkeeper Sreejesh made the game-winning save in the last seconds to secure a podium finish for India.

The eight-time Olympic gold medalists, who have suffered a sad slump over the last four decades, have made their recent resurgence matter in the best way imaginable by winning an Olympic medal.
Simranjeet Singh (17th and 34th minutes) scored a hat trick, while Hardik Singh (27th), Harmanpreet Singh (29th), and Rupinder Pal Singh (31st) scored for India.

“An emotional and proud moment for the entire country. The long wait is finally over! @TheHockeyIndia congratulates the Indian Men’s Hockey team on their outstanding performance “Abhinav Bindra, India’s first individual Olympic gold medallist, wrote this.