Indian men’s hockey team wins bronze medal; beat Germany 5-4 for first Olympic medal in 41 years

The game, which saw 9 goals in 70 minutes, was a see-saw ride throughout the game.

Swati Bhatia Editor

Updated - 5 August 2021 9:12 am

A dream start has been made on Day 13 at Tokyo Olympics as the Indian men's hockey team registered a win and secured a bronze medal in the match against Germany in a high scoring encounter. The game, which saw 9 goals in 70 minutes, was a see-saw ride throughout the game. 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. The last quarter saw Germany scoring the 4th goal but India's defense made sure no more goals were conceded in the final quarter.

An Olympic medal after 41 years

It was an emotional moment for all the Indians and players as India won a medal in hockey after 41 years. Team India had a dream start to their campaign as they registered a win against New Zealand. But a 1-7 defeat against Australia, threatened their campaign. However, they registered emphatic wins against Argentina, Spain and Japan to secure second place in Pool A. They defeated Great Britain 3-1 to secure a semi-final spot but eventually lost to Belgium 2-5.

Indian women's hockey team now has a chance to secure another medal for India when they will face Great Britain in the bronze medal game on Friday.

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