"Bigger Than Any World Cup:" Twitter In Euphoria As Indian Men's Hockey Team Wins Tokyo Olympics Bronze
Tokyo Games: Indian men's hockey team defeated Germany in the bronze match to end a 41-year wait for a medal at the Olympics. Indian men's team defeated Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal match to end the country's 41-year wait of an Olympic medal in hockey on Thursday. Simranjeet Singh was the star of the show, scoring a brace while Harmanpreet Singh, Hardik Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh also got their names on the scoresheet. After their thrilling win over Germany, social media was abuzz with congratulatory messages for the Indian men's hockey team. Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir led the wishes, calling the win "bigger than any World Cup". In the match, India conceded an early goal as Timur Oruz scored in the second minute of the bronze medal clash. Simranjeet Singh pulled one back for India to make it 1-1. India scored two more goals in the second quarter and at the halfway stage the match was evenly poised at 3-3. In the fourth quarter, Rupinder Pal Singh gave India the lead after getting a penalty stroke. Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com Simranjeet then scored again to give India a two-goal lead going into the final 15 minutes of the contest. Germany started the fourth quarter with an early goal but the Indian defence managed to keep their nerves as they saw off a flurry of attacks from the Germans in the last few minutes to ensure a podium finish.