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.
Determined to clinch a medal, the Indians made one of the most memorable comebacks in the history of the game, fighting back from a two-goal deficit to turn the match in their favour.
It is India’s third hockey bronze medal in the history of the Olympics. The other two came in the 1968 Mexico city and 1972 Munich games.
Simranjeet Singh scored a brace , while Hardik Singh , Harman preet Singh and Rupinderpal Singh were other goal getters for india.