VIDEO: When PM Modi suddenly called the hockey captain after winning the Olympic medal


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to captain Manpreet Singh, head coach Graham Reid in Tokyo on the phone and congratulated them on the Indian men’s hockey team winning an Olympic medal after 41 years. India won the bronze medal by defeating Germany 5-4 in the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday.

PM Modi called the hockey captain

PM Modi told hockey team captain Manpreet Singh, ‘Many, many, many congratulations. To you, to the whole team. You have done a wonderful job, the whole country is dancing. The Prime Minister said that Manpreet’s voice was loose after the defeat against Belgium, but today there is full enthusiasm.

Modi said this to the hockey captain

Prime Minister Modi said, ‘Your voice was loose on that day. Today is full of enthusiasm. Your hard work is working. Congratulations to all the players from my side. We are meeting on August 15, I have called everyone, will meet on that day. Manpreet Singh thanked the Prime Minister for constantly encouraging the Indian team.

Also congratulated coach Graham Reid

Prime Minister Modi spoke to head coach Graham Reid and congratulated him for creating history. Reid said that his words inspired the team after the semi-final loss. Prime Minister Modi had earlier tweeted and said that Indians will always remember this day.

Modi’s tweet on India’s victory

Prime Minister Modi tweeted on India’s victory, ‘Historic. This day will always be in the memories of every Indian. Congratulations to our men’s hockey team for winning the bronze medal. With this, he has thrilled the whole country, especially the youth. India is proud of its hockey team.

Prime Minister Modi tweeted, ‘Happy India! Inspired India! Proud India! The spectacular victory of the hockey team in Tokyo is a proud moment for the entire country. This is New India, India full of confidence. Many congratulations and best wishes to the hockey team again.

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.


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