Tokyo Olympics 2021: Know The Indian Men’s Hockey Team’s Bronze Medal Journey


When the Tokyo Olympics 2021 was starting, no one could have believed that the Indian men’s hockey team would create history after 41 years in this Olympics. There was a reason for this hopelessness. The national sport, which has a golden history and in which India has won the most medals (11+1) so far, has been in the Olympics for many years, sometimes sixth, sometimes seventh, and sometimes eighth.

The last time India had won a hockey medal was at the Mosco Olympics was in 1980 when our team won its last gold. Now, a 41-year curse has finally been broken, thanks to the entire hockey team who beat Germany by 5-4 and revived the national game of India again.

Out of the field, Odisha Chief Minister Navin Patnaik contributed a lot to this victory, who helped possibly by sponsoring the men’s and women’s hockey teams in this cricket-crazy country.

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Indian Men’s Hockey Team’s Bronze Medal Journey

July 24: — India vs New Zealand – India beat NZ by 3-2

(Harmanpreet – 2 goals, Rupinder Singh -1)

July 25: — India vs Australia – Australia beat India by 7-1

Dilpreet Singh – 1

July 27: —India vs Spain – India beat Spain by 3-0

Rupinder Singh – 2, Simranjeet Singh

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July 29: — India vs Argentina- India beat Argentina by 3-1

Varun Kumar, Vivek Sagar Prasad & Harmanpreet Singh – 1 each

July 30: — India vs Japan – India beat Japan by 5-3

Gurjant Singh -2,Harmanpreet,Shamsher Singh,Nilakanta Sharma – 1 each

August 1: Quarter-Final – India vs England – India beat Eng by 3-1

Hardik Singh,Dilpreet Singh & Gurjant Singh – 1 each

August 3: Semi-Final — India vs Belgium – Belgium beat India by 5-2

Harmanpreet & Mandeep – 1 each

5 August: Medal Matches – India vs Germany – India beat Germany by 5-4

Simranjeet Singh-2,Hardik,Harmanpreet & Rupinder Pal Singh- 1 each

In the entire tournament, 25 goals were scored for India, out of which 6 goals were scored by the team’s defender Harmanpreet Singh alone.

India vs Germany Match Playing XI

Indian Men’s Hockey Team Coach – Graham Reid

Manpreet Singh (Captain)

P.R. Sreejesh (Goalkeeper)

Rupinder Pal Singh, Harmanpreet Singh,Surender Kumar,Amit Rohidas, (Defender)

Dilpreet Singh, Shamsher Singh, Mandeep Singh (Forward)

Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, (Midfielder)

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