Day 14 of Tokyo Olympics, Indian Men's hockey team created history by beating Germany 5-4 to win the bronze medal in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match.
Resorting medal after 41 years
"It's a great feeling, best feeling. We came here for the gold, we won bronze, it is still a great thing. It's a great moment for all hockey fans," says India captain Manpreet Singh.
This is India's first Olympic medal in hockey since they won the gold medal in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. It was a thrilling match between the two teams that went right down to the middle.
It has been a remarkable journey for India men's hockey team in Tokyo Olympics.
Check out the celebration on Twitter here:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it historic:
Historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 5, 2021
Congratulations to our Men’s Hockey Team for bringing home the Bronze. With this feat, they have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially our youth. India is proud of our Hockey team. ????
Vice-President VP Naidu congratulated Men's Hockey Team:
Heartiest Congratulations to the Indian Hockey team for winning the Bronze medal in a keenly fought contest against Germany! The team displayed excellent professionalism and the entire nation is proud of their achievement. @TheHockeyIndia #Hockey #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/Xoshs6G13T— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 5, 2021
मैडल का रंग मेहनत से बनता है, और यहाँ तो खून, पसीना, मेहनत सब थी| ????— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) August 5, 2021
What a fabulous achievement by this special ????????????????! ????#HaiTayyar #IndiaKaGame #Tokyo2020 #TeamIndia #TokyoTogether #StrongerTogether #HockeyInvites #WeAreTeamIndia #Hockey pic.twitter.com/OKObb7P0U9
Wow ! Wow !— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 5, 2021
Elated seeing the Indian Hockey Team coming back in grand style from being 3-1 down, fighting back and winning the bronze medal match against Germany, India's first medal in #Hockey since 1980 .#IndvsGer.
Many congratulations @TheHockeyIndia pic.twitter.com/gE2DBEnm5T
Congratulations #TeamIndia????????.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 5, 2021
A moment of immense pride and joy for every Indian that our Men’s Hockey Team has won the Bronze Medal at #Tokyo2020. You have made the entire nation proud. pic.twitter.com/Nl9LIujhVR
Congratulations to each & every member of the hockey contingent on winning the #Bronze for India!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 5, 2021
A fantastic hard fought win…The penalty corner save by Sreejesh in the dying moments of the game was amazing.????????
Entire ???????? is immensely proud!#Hockey #Tokyo2020 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/7Rtko9kS63