Tokyo: The semi-final match of hockey between India and Belgium is going on in the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian hockey team is giving a tough competition to Belgium to get a medal in the Olympics after 41 years. If India wins this match, then it will not only reach the final but will also ensure its silver medal in the Olympics. India and Belgium are currently tied at 2-2.
Score 2-2 at half time
In the semi-final match between India and Belgium, the score is tied at 2-2 till half time. The Indian team got a penalty corner just before the end of the second quarter. But Harmanpreet Singh missed the goal. This was the fourth penalty corner of Team India.
PM Modi is also watching the match
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is watching the semi-final match between India and Belgium. He told this by tweeting.
I’m watching the India vs Belgium Hockey Men’s Semi Final at #Tokyo2020. Proud of our team and their skills. Wishing them the very best!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 3, 2021
Silver medal sure if India wins
If the Indian hockey team wins this match, then it will ensure silver medal. If the Indian hockey team wins the final match after this, then it will have a gold medal in its account. Team India last won the gold medal in the 1980 Olympics.
India won the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics
If Team India wins this match, then it will ensure the medal. Team India last won a medal in the 1980 Olympics. Earlier in the Montreal Olympics (1972), the Indian team reached the semi-finals. Although the Indian team won the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, during that time India secured the final ticket by finishing second in the pool of six teams.
Indian team has a chance to win medal in Tokyo Olympics
India’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 a great chance of winning a medal.