Chandigarh: The Haryana government will give Rs 50 lakh each to nine players from the state who have made history by reaching the semi-finals in the Tokyo Olympics. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said, “Haryana government will give a cash prize of Rs 50 lakh each to nine players of the state who are included in the Olympic women’s hockey team.”
We will award Rs 50 lakhs each to the nine members of the Olympics women’s hockey team who are from Haryana. I congratulate the Indian team for their praiseworthy performance at #TokyoOlympics: Haryana CM ML Khattar pic.twitter.com/Aa0J607YL3
— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2021
people sitting in front of the TV
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar congratulated the Indian women’s hockey team for their best ever performance by finishing fourth in the Olympics. The Indian team lost 3-4 to Britain in the bronze medal match. In Haryana and Punjab, the families of the players sat in front of the TV in anticipation of India’s victory.
Rani’s father gave such a reaction
Rani’s father Rampal in Kurukshetra’s Shahbad said that the team played well but unfortunately could not win the first medal. He said that the performance of the team will have a positive impact on the game and on the youth. Goalkeeper Savita Poonia’s father Mahendra Poonia said in Sirsa, ‘Whatever the outcome of the match, he played well.’ Neha Goyal’s mother Savitri got emotional while watching the match.
Daughters missed making history
The Indian women’s hockey team thus missed out on creating history in the Olympics. The Indian women’s hockey team had a chance to win a medal in the Olympics for the first time, which went out of hand. The women’s team was playing its third Olympics. However, by reaching the semi-finals of the Olympics for the first time, the Indian women’s team created history.
This is the women’s hockey team’s third Olympics.
This was India’s third Olympics. She qualified for the Rio Olympics (2016), 36 years after Moscow (1980). India finished fourth in the final, but only six teams competed in the Olympics that year due to the boycott. India then qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, but finished last in the 12-team tournament. India had got only one draw in the five matches at the pool level.