- India men’s hockey group crushed Germany to win the bronze award at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.
- India saw Germany take an early lead with Timur Oruz scoring inside two minutes of the match.
India men’s hockey group crushed Germany to win the bronze award at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday. This is India’s first Olympic award in hockey since they won the gold decoration in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.
This is India’s fourth-award (and fifth affirmed) in Tokyo, other than weightlifter Mirabai Chanu who won silver in 48kg classification, fighter Lovlina Borgohain who won bronze decoration in ladies’ welterweight classification and shuttler PV Sindhu who won a bronze award in ladies’ singles contest.
India saw Germany take an early lead with Timur Oruz scoring inside two minutes of the match. Germany pained Indian safeguard in the principal quarter yet couldn’t figure out how to broaden their lead.
India saw Simranjeet Singh scoring from a professional hatchet shot; however, cautious blunders lead to Germany scoring two additional objectives inside two minutes.
Exactly when it looked like India may be in a tough situation, two punishment corners for India yielded results as Hardik Singh scored on the bounce back from the first. In contrast, Harmanpreet Singh scored another with a magnificent drag-flick onto the rear of the nets to even out the scores at 3-3 by halftime.
The second from last quarter was where the tide moved in support of India as Rupinder Pal Singh changed over a punishment stroke after Hardik Singh stumbled inside the scoring circle.
Minutes later, Simranjeet Singh scored from open play after Gurjant Singh spilled past the German guard from the right and pushed the ball to him before the objective. Simranjeet committed no error and struck it in neatly to expand India’s lead.
It was a decent excursion for India men’s hockey group in Tokyo Olympics, overcoming New Zealand 3-2 in their initial gathering game, and afterwards getting prevails upon Germany (2-0), Spain (3-1), Argentina (3-1), and Japan (5-3) in the gathering matches.
Notwithstanding the 7-1 loss against Australia and the 5-2 misfortune in the elimination round to the World Champions Belgium, India dominated every one of their games in Tokyo.