The Indian men’s hockey group on Thursday beat Germany 5-4 in an exciting experience to secure the bronze award at the Tokyo Olympics. With the success, India finished a 41-year sit tight for a hockey decoration at the Olympics. The award denoted a surprising turnaround for Indian hockey following quite a while of battle in the game. The absolute bottom in Indian hockey’s go wrong came in 2008 when they neglected to meet all requirements for the Olympics interestingly.
After four years, they completed last out of the 12 groups that took part at the London Games. Notwithstanding, Thursday’s bronze decoration win has resuscitated any expectations of another beginning for the game in India. In the nine releases of the Olympic Games between India’s past decoration in hockey and the most recent one, India qualified on eight events and their best completion was fifth in 1984 at the Los Angeles Games.
The award in Tokyo came after critical enhancements in the exhibitions of the men’s public group lately. This was the twelfth time that India got an award at the Olympics.
Here is a gander at all the examples of India winning an award at the Summer Games:
1928, Amsterdam Olympic Games: Gold award
1932, Los Angeles Olympic Games: Gold award
1936, Berlin Olympic Games: Gold award
1948, London Olympic Games: Gold award
1952, Helsinki Olympic Games: Gold award
1956, Melbourne Olympic Games: Gold award
1960, Rome Olympic Games: Silver award
1964, Tokyo Olympic Games: Gold award
1968, Mexico City Olympic Games: Bronze award
1972, Munich Olympic Games: Bronze award
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1980, Moscow Olympic Games: Gold award
2021, Tokyo Olympic Games: Bronze award