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Tokyo Olympics: Indian hockey team won bronze, after 41 years, created history

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Tokyo: After 41 years, the Indian hockey team has won the bronze medal, achieving a historic victory in the Olympics. In hockey, India has won the Olympic medal, ending a drought of 41 years. India won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics by defeating Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal match on Thursday. The Indian hockey team has won an Olympic medal for the first time since 1980.

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Indian hockey team won Olympic medal after 41 years

The Indian hockey team’s last medal at the Olympics was in 1980 in Moscow, when the team won the gold medal under the captaincy of Vasudevan Bhaskaran. Since then, the performance of the Indian hockey team has steadily declined and it could not do better after finishing fifth in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. But now after 41 years, the Indian team has won the Olympic medal.

India won the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics

The Indian team won the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, but during that time India secured the final ticket by finishing second in the pool of six teams.

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very exciting match

India’s men’s hockey team has achieved the distinction of winning an Olympic medal after a gap of 41 years. India defeated Germany 5-4 in a thrilling match for the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian team lost to Belgium in the semi-finals. After this he got a chance to win bronze. At one time the Indian team was trailing 1-3 against Germany, but scoring four goals in seven minutes, the Indian players turned the direction of the match.

This is India’s fourth medal in Tokyo

This is India’s fourth medal in Tokyo. Apart from hockey, India has won medals in weightlifting, badminton and boxing, while with this defeat, Germany lost its chance to win a second consecutive bronze after the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Simranjit Singh got off to a good start

However, the first goal of the match was scored by Timor Oruz of Germany in the second minute. Oruz put his team 1-0 ahead with a fine field goal. Germany entered the second quarter by the same margin. However, Simranjit Singh scored a goal in the 17th minute at the beginning of this quarter to make the score 1-1. It was a field goal.

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India also did not give up

However, Niklas Wallen scored in the 24th and then Benedict Furck in the 25th minute to once again take Germany 3-1. India also did not give up and scored in the 27th and 29th minutes to level the score 3-3. In the 27th minute, Hardik Singh scored from the penalty corner, while in the 29th minute, the goal was scored from the penalty corner, which Harmanpreet Singh scored.

Aggressive attitude of Indian hockey team

The score was 3-3 till halftime. After this, India did not stop and took a 5-3 lead by scoring one goal after the other. Rupinder Pal Singh scored the fourth goal for India on a penalty stroke in the 31st minute, while Harmanpreet Singh scored his second and fifth goal for the team in the 34th minute.

German team did not get any chance

The German team was also not going to give up. He brought excitement to the match by scoring his fourth goal in the 48th minute. Lukas Windfeder scored this goal for Germany on a penalty corner. Now the score was 4-5. In the last minute, the German team made several attacks but the Indian defense was ready. He defended the score by thwarting all the attacks and ended the 41-year drought.

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