The Indian hockey team has made history at the Tokyo Olympics today. In a thrilling match, India won the bronze medal after 41 years by defeating Germany 5-4 in the play-offs to win an Olympic medal after 41 years.
After this achievement of the Indian hockey team, there is an atmosphere of celebration in the country. The leaders also tweeted congratulations to the Indian hockey team. Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh said, “It is a proud and historic moment for the nation as the men’s hockey team won the bronze medal in the #Olympics by defeating Germany in a brilliant match. A great achievement after 41 years and a bronze medal in hockey is equal to gold. Congratulations. ”
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The Indian team has not only won a bronze medal but also won the hearts of all with its performance in the tournament. Despite a 1-7 defeat in the second group match against Australia, the Indian team finished second after winning the remaining four group matches. Despite stiff competition in the first three quarters, the team lost to world champions Belgium 2-5 in the semifinals. The Indian team has won an Olympic medal 41 years after winning a gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
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