Congratulations Pour In After India’s Historic Win In Hockey At Tokyo Olympics

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New Delhi: Indian men’s hockey team has ended their 41-year wait to win a medal in the Olympics after they defeated Germany and won a bronze medal.

The Men in Blue beat the Germans 5-4 at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Thursday.

Minutes after the historic win, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the team on scripting history and winning India the first medal in men’s hockey since 1980.

He 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.”

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Indian President Ram Nath Kovind also took to Twitter and wrote: “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.”

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Many sports icons took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian hockey team:

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The Indian men’s hockey team won a historic bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, ending nation’s 41 year of wait for a podium finish at the Games. India defeated Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal match.

Team India made a commendable comeback from 1-3 down to score four goals on the trot, before conceding one in the final quarter. However, the Indian team were successful in warding off the German attacks, and the side’s goalkeeper Sreejesh made the all-important save in the final seconds of the game to secure a podium finish for India.

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