Hummingbird News Desk
NEW DELHI, 5 AUGUST: In an historical win, Indian men’s hockey team won the bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020 today. It is the first Olympic medal win of Indian men’s hockey team in the last 41 years which they secured with a 5-4 win over Germany in an interesting bronze medal match.
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur and Indians from all corners of the country congratulated Indian Men’s hockey team for their achievement.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke to the men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh, head coach Graham Reid and assistant coach Piyush Dubey and congratulated them.
President Ram Nath Kovind congratulated the team and tweeted, “Congratulations to our men’s hockey team for winning an Olympic Medal in hockey after 41 years. The team showed exceptional skills, resilience & determination to win. This historic victory will start a new era in hockey and will inspire the youth to take up and excel in the sport.”
Hailing Indian men’s hockey team’s bronze medal win in the Tokyo Olympics as historic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that this day will be etched in the memory of every Indian.
With this feat, they have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially the youth, Modi said, adding that India is proud of its hockey team.
The Indian men’s hockey team rewrote history as it claimed an Olympic medal after 41 years, beating a plucky Germany 5-4 to claim the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match of the ongoing Games here on Thursday.
Modi tweeted, “Historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian. Congratulations to our Men’s Hockey Team for bringing home the Bronze. With this feat, they have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially our youth. India is proud of our Hockey team.”
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur congratulated the team and tweeted, “A BILLION CHEERS for INDIA! Boys, you’ve done it! We can’t keep calm! Our Men’s Hockey Team dominated and defined their destiny in the Olympic history books today, yet again! We are extremely proud of you!”