Broadcaster makes blunder post India’s win; declares Germany winners of bronze medal

While the final whistle caused the eruption of joy among the Indian players and fans, broadcasters found themselves in hot waters as a graphic blunder declared Germany as the winners of the bronze medal match.

Swati Bhatia Editor

Updated - 5 August 2021 10:29 am

Indian fans woke up to happy news as the men's hockey team registered a win and secured a bronze medal in the match against Germany in a high scoring encounter. It's India's first Olympic medal in hockey after 41 years. They last won an Olympic medal in 1980. After taking the early lead in the first quarter, Germany lost the advantage and conceded 2 quick goals in the second quarter. India then extended the lead in the third quarter by scoring 2 goals in quick succession. Germany scored the 4th goal in the last quarter but failed to equalise.

While the final whistle caused the eruption of joy among the Indian players and fans, broadcasters found themselves in hot waters as a graphic blunder declared Germany as the winners of the bronze medal match. After the game, while the Indian team were celebrating the win, the broadcasters were showing the winners of the quarterfinals, semi-finals and bronze medal matches. However, the graphic showed Germany as the winner of the bronze medal.

Twitter erupts in joy after India's win

It was an emotional moment for all the Indians and players as India won a medal in hockey after 41 years. Team India defeated Great Britain 3-1 in the quarter-final to secure a semi-final spot but eventually lost to Belgium 2-5. Fans on Twitter were ecstatic after India's historic win and congratulated the team in their own ways.

Australia and Belgium will now face each other for the Gold medal in men's hockey, while in the women's game, India will face Great Britain in the bronze medal game. The women's game will be live telecast on Friday at 7:00 AM IST.

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