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Tokyo Olympics: India beat Germany 5-4 to win bronze medal in men's hockey

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Filed on August 5, 2021


(Reuters)


(Reuters)

India fights back brilliantly from a two-goal deficit.


India defeated Germany 5-4 in a high-intensity goal fest to win the bronze medal in men's hockey, their first Olympic medal in the sport after a gap of 41 years.

India fought back brilliantly from a two-goal deficit to score an impressive 5-4 win that reminded its fans of the glory days when the Indians were a force to reckon with in world hockey.

Simranjeet Singh scored two goals while Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinderpal Singh, and Mandeep Singh scored a goal apiece for India while for Germany Oruz, Furk, Nicolas Whellen, and Windfeder were on target.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the team on this historic victory: "Historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian. Congratulations to our Men’s Hockey Team for bringing home the Bronze. With this feat, they have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially our youth. India is proud of our Hockey team. Field hockey stick and ball."





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