The Indian Men’s Hockey team ended the 41 years long wait by defeating Germany in the Bronze medal match. It is the Indian Men’s Hockey team’s first medal in forty-one years.
In this match, team India has made an incredible comeback from 1-3 to win 5-4. The performance of the Indian Goalkeeper Sreejesh is especially amazing. He saved the goal in the undying moments of the match. Sreejesh saved a penalty corner when there were just 6 seconds left in the match.
Indian Men’s Hockey team is the most successful team in the history of the Olympics. It won eight Gold at 1928- Amsterdam, 1932- Los Angeles, 1936 -Berlin, 1948 -London 1952- Helsinki 1956- Melbourne, 1964- Tokyo and 1980-Moscow Olympics.
It won Silver at 1960-Rome and three Bronze at 1968-Mexico city, 1972-Munich including Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The contribution of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to Indian Hockey is remarkable and irreplaceable. And he sponsored both Hockey teams in the Tokyo Olympics.