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Indian Men Win Bronze For Hockey, Breaking 40 Years Long Wait

BP World Bureau | Aug 05 2021 10:44:39 AM
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TOKYO, JAPAN: Indian men's hockey team defeated Germany to win the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics, putting an end to 40 years-long wait for the same. 

The men's team won gold for hockey in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.

This is India's fourth medal in the Tokyo Olympics. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won silver in the 48kg category, boxer Lovlina Borgohain won the bronze medal in the women's welterweight category and shuttler PV Sindhu won a bronze medal as well. 

Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya has also confirmed a medal and will compete in the gold medal bout. 

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The men's team defeated Germany with a 5-4 lead. Simranjeet Singh scored twice, while Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, and Hardik Singh scored one goal apiece.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the team in a tweet.

Indian women will be competing for the bronze after they lost the semi-finals.

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