The Indian men’s hockey team overcame a 1-3 deficit to beat Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal match at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday, winning its first hockey medal at the Games since 1980. This is India’s fifth medal at the Tokyo Olympics, after the medals of Mirabai Chanu, P.V. Sindhu, Lovlina Borgohain and an assured medal for wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya.
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Head coach Graham Reid was ecstatic after the historic win. “It’s a fantastic feeling, I must admit. It’s come after a lot of sacrifices everyone in our group have made,” he said after the match. Indian skipper Manpreet Singh couldn’t hide his emotions. “I don’t know what to say right now,” he said.
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