Tokyo: India ends 41-year wait for Olympic medal in hockey

This was India’s first podium finish at the Games since their gold-medal-winning run in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Tokyo: India ends 41-year wait for Olympic medal in hockey
Indian men's hockey team defeated Germany in the bronze medal match to end a 41-year wait for an Olympic medal (Courtesy: Twitter/@Gurjant_Singh9)

Making a historic comeback, the Indian men's hockey team defeated Germany 5-4 in the bronze medal match to claim its Olympic medal after 41 years on August 5.

This was India’s third bronze and 12th hockey medal overall at the Games.

(Courtesy: Olympics.com)

Simranjeet Singh scored a brace while Harmanpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, and Rupinder Pal Singh also got their names on the scoresheet.