Tokyo: The Indian men’s hockey team clinched an Olympic medal after 41 years after beating Germany 5-4 to claim the bronze in a thrilling play-off match in the ongoing Tokyo Games 2020, here on Thursday.
It’s India’s first Olympic hockey medal since the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games.
Simranjeet Singh (17th, 34th minutes) Hardik Singh (27th), Harmanpreet Singh (29th) and Rupinder Pal Singh (31st) were goal getters for India.
Germany’s goals were scored by Timur Oruz (2nd), Niklas Wellen (24th), Benedikt Furk (25th) and Lukas Windfeder (48th).
It is India’s third hockey bronze medal in the history of the Olympics. The other two came in 1968 Mexico City and the 1972 Munich Games.
Overall, the Indian men’s hockey team has won 12 medals at the Olympics – eight golds, one silver and three bronze.