Tokyo Olympics: India’s dream of winning gold shattered, Belgium beat Hockey 5-2 in hockey semifinals

The semi-final match between India and Belgium was played at the Tokyo Olympics today. In which the Indian men’s hockey team lost in the first semifinal.

Tokyo 2020 Men Hockey Semifinal

In this match, the world champion Belgium defeated India 5-2. But even after this defeat, India’s medal hopes have not been dashed.

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The bronze medal match is scheduled for August 5. There, in the second semi-final, the teams of Australia and Germany will face each other. The losing team will take on India. India is waiting for its first medal since 1980.

Tokyo 2020 Men Hockey Semifinal
Tokyo 2020 Men Hockey Semifinal

Let’s say that Belgium got off to a great start in the first semi-final of the men’s category. In the second minute, Locke Luipert scored on a penalty corner to give Belgium a 1-0 lead. The Indian team then returned. Hamramanpreet Singh scored on a penalty corner in the 7th minute to level the score at 1-1.

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Mandeep Singh then scored in the 8th minute to give India a 2-1 lead. But Belgium made a comeback in the second quarter, with Alexander Hendricks scoring in the 19th minute to make it 2-2.

Tokyo 2020 Men Hockey Semifinal

However, in the third quarter of the match, both teams slowed down and no goals were scored. Hendrix scored the second goal from a penalty corner in the 49th minute to give Belgium a 3-2 lead. Then in the 53rd minute Alexander Hendricks completed a hat trick on a penalty stroke to give Belgium a 4-2 lead. Dohman then scored in the 60th minute to give Belgium a 5-2 victory.

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