New Delhi: In the Tokyo Olympics, the Indian men’s hockey team ended a 41-year drought and won the bronze medal. Indian men’s hockey team won the bronze medal by registering a 5-4 victory in the thrilling match against Germany. The Indian hockey team had earlier won the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games.
Sachin-Sehwag gave this reaction on the historic victory
After this historic victory of the Indian men’s hockey team, there has been an influx of congratulations on Twitter. From politics to Bollywood and sports, all the big personalities are congratulating the Indian men’s hockey team on this big achievement. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, Harbhajan Singh and Gautam Gambhir have given their reaction on India’s historic victory in hockey.
Congratulations to each & every member of the hockey contingent on winning the #bronze for India!
A fantastic hard fought win…The penalty corner save by Sreejesh in the dying moments of the game was amazing.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 5, 2021
Chak De Fattey! Burraaah
A landmark day for @TheHockeyIndia
After being down 3-1, India fights back to win the bronze medal match 5-3, a first Olympic medal in #Hockey after 40 years. Mazaa aa gaya #IndvsGer pic.twitter.com/0T3ssVPnRG
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 5, 2021
History! Congratulations to our hockey team on creating history! An outstanding achievement that won’t be forgotten pic.twitter.com/2ZQQUk8mxl
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) August 5, 2021
Elated seeing the Indian Hockey Team coming back in grand style from being 3-1 down, fighting back and winning the bronze medal match against Germany, India’s first medal in #Hockey since 1980 .#IndvsGer.
Many congratulations @TheHockeyIndia pic.twitter.com/gE2DBEnm5T
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 5, 2021
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 5, 2021
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 5, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 5, 2021
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 5, 2021
Indian hockey team won Olympic medal after 41 years
The Indian hockey team’s last medal at the Olympics was in 1980 in Moscow, when the team won the gold medal under the captaincy of Vasudevan Bhaskaran. Since then, the performance of the Indian hockey team has steadily declined and it could not do better after finishing fifth in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. But now after 41 years, the Indian team has won the Olympic medal.
very exciting match
India’s men’s hockey team has achieved the distinction of winning an Olympic medal after a gap of 41 years. India defeated Germany 5-4 in a thrilling match for the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian team lost to Belgium in the semi-finals. After this he got a chance to win bronze. At one time the Indian team was trailing 1-3 against Germany, but scoring four goals in seven minutes, the Indian players turned the direction of the match.
This is India’s fourth medal in Tokyo
This is India’s fourth medal in Tokyo. Apart from hockey, India has won medals in weightlifting, badminton and boxing, while with this defeat Germany lost its chance to win a second consecutive bronze after the 2016 Rio Olympics.