Tokyo 2020-India hockey team wins bronze, beat Germany 5-4 : What you need to know
Indian men’s hockey team won bronze after defeating Germany to win their first-ever Olympic medal in 41 years.
Germany took an early lead with Timur Oruz scoring within two minutes of the match. Germany troubled Indian defence in the first quarter.
In the 2nd quarter, Indian Simranjeet Singh scored but defensive errors lead to Germany scoring two more goals within two minutes. But two penalty corners for India yielded results as Hardik Singh scored on the rebound from the first one, while Harmanpreet Singh scored another with a superb shot. Rupinder Pal Singh and Simranjeet Singh scored two more goals in the third quarter.
Lukas Windfeder pulled one back in the final quarter, but it was not enough for Germany to push it to the shootouts.
The Indian hockey team come back from 1-3 down to win in the fashion is incredible. Sreejesh’s best save in the dying seconds gave India the medal.