Tokyo 2020 Olympics Highlights: History scripted in Tokyo by men's hockey team with bronze medal win

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Updated on Aug 05, 2021 09:34 AM IST
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India Vs Germany Highlights, Tokyo Olympics: India win bronze medal in men's hockey after beating Germany 5-4. India saw Germany take an early lead with Timur Oruz scoring within two minutes of the match. Germany troubled Indian defense in the first quarter, but could not find a way to extend lead. In the 2nd quarter, India saw Simranjeet Singh scoring from a well-executed tomahawk shot, but defensive errors lead to Germany scoring two more goals within two minutes. Just when it looked India might be in trouble, two penalty corners for India yielded results as Hardik Singh scored on the rebound from the first one, while Harmanpreet Singh scored another with a superb dragflick on to the back of the nets. Rupinder Pal Singh and Simranjeet Singh scored two more goals in third quarter. Lukas Windfeder pulled one back in the final quarter, but it was not enough for Germany to push it to the shootouts.


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  • Aug 05, 2021 09:16 AM IST

    Reactions:

    Gautam Gambhir congratulates the Indian team for the historic win.

  • Aug 05, 2021 09:12 AM IST

    Amazing tribute from Manpreet

    Manpreet Singh says that India men's hockey team dedicate the medal to frontline workers.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:56 AM IST

    WINNING MOMENT

    Winning moment. (HT PHOTO)
    Winning moment. (HT PHOTO)

    Winning moment, as seen from the stands by Avishek Roy, our correspondent in Tokyo, witness to history

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:52 AM IST

    WE HAVE DONE IT!

    Hats off, Mr. PR Sreejesh. That final save off the PC was stuff of legends. And he indeed is one. This entire team is. To come back from 1-3 down to win in that fashion is incredible. So is this triumph. A major part of the current Indian generation would've only heard of the great hockey tales. Now, they get to see one. That's the significance of this win.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:51 AM IST

    TEARS OF JOY!

    India players are celebrating on the turf, and emotional players are celebrating on the turf in Tokyo. Sreejesh's best save in the dying seconds gave India the medal.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    INDIA WIN BRONZE MEDAL!

    A medal for Indian hockey. After 41 years. After 41 long years. Let that sink in. Take your time. It's been that long.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:48 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    PC! SAVE BY SREEJESH!

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    Just less than 2 minutes left. Can India hold on and reap dividence. Free hit -- hit out for India. Great defending.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:44 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    PC to Germany! Germany are distraught that they are unable to score --- varitaion attempted by Windfeder. Not yielding fruit. With 2 minutes left

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:43 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    India really need to press much higher -- it could yield a penalty corner and it does. India defending too deep and conceding another penalty corner.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:42 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    India have taken off their goalkeeper off with four minutes remaining to put an extra attacking body. Big, big call.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:40 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    After a lot of debate over the ball possession, the two teams are fighting for the ball under the bully rule. Germany take the possession

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:37 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    Five minutes left -- India player is down in the circle. Sumit is rolling on the pitch in agony, he seems injured.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:35 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    SAVE! Sreejesh makes a fantastic save from the PC - he dives on the correct side to make the save.


    Big save by Sreejesh off the PC. The experienced Indian goalkeeper will have to stand really tall in the final five minutes of this game.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:35 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    PC to Germany! Sreejesh charged on German player when a scoop was coming. India will not be happy about it.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:33 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    Manpreet Singh has been taken down after a stick on his arm. He is injured and is off now.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:31 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    CHANCE! Mandeep Singh was alone -- one on one with goalkeeper. But he took too much time to get the shot away, tries a tomahawk and the German goalkeeper makes the save. Will this hurt India?

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:29 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    YELLOW! Tobias Hauke has been given a yellow card for a challenge on Vivek Sagar Prasad. he is off for at least 5 minutes. Can India make the best of man advantage?

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:27 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-4 Germany

    PC! GOALLLL! Windfeder gets his name on the scoresheet as he manages to get a goal back as India pay for the defensive error.


    After several attempts, Germany finally score off a PC. Straight down the centre and right between Sreejesh's legs. India still with a one-goal lead, but will now have to hang on to it for their dear lives.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:26 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-3 Germany

    PC to Germany! Fucks found the leg of Indian defender, sloppy defence from India, Germany make the most of it.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-3 Germany

    The pace of Christopher Ruhr gives India defence a wake up call at the start of the fourth quarter. This is where the rolling substitutions comes in in the final quarter .

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    Q4: India 5-3 Germany

    Start of the final quarter... can India retain lead to win the bronze medal?

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:20 AM IST

    Q3: India 5-3 Germany

    End of fourth quarter -- fantastic save by Rupinder in defence. 15 minutes away from a medal.


    Great job by the Indian defence in the dying minutes of that third quarter, thwarting the German attack and the multiple PC chances. India have a key two-goal lead going into the last quarter, which is significant. And they look like scoring more. Remember, Germany will press high now, leaving more room for quick counter-attacks by the Indians. Big, big 15 minutes coming up for Indian hockey.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    Q3: India 5-3 Germany

    PC! A variation from Germany, attempting it on a near post - Nicolas Wellen misses the goal. If it was on target, Sreejesh would have been late.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:16 AM IST

    Q3: India 5-3 Germany

    PC to GERMANY! Stick-check inside the circle, Germany are man down - Grambusch was shown the green.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:14 AM IST

    Q3: India 5-3 Germany

    PC! Germany are not only two goals down, but also a man down now for at least 5 minutes. A crucial advantage for India. Rupinder's shot has been blocked by first rusher but it was deemed as dangerous play so no PC. India lose referral.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:12 AM IST

    Q3: India 5-3 Germany

    PC! India were unable to trap the ball on inject -- but Sumit found foot of Nicolas Wellen. Another PC!

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:11 AM IST

    Q3: India 5-3 Germany

    India get PC! Fifth PC for India! Nilakanta Sharma finds foot of German defender. Rupinder's dragflick has been blocked and India get another PC

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:09 AM IST

    Q3: India 5-3 Germany

    Germany come away with possession and they put a lot of bodies in attack. India defending well. Vivek and Gurjant on the money.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:06 AM IST

    Q3: India 5-3 Germany

    Manpreet put the ball inside the circle, Dilpreet nets it in but the whistle had blown up. Lucky escape for Germany. How close was that from a sixth goal.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:04 AM IST

    Q3: India 5-3 Germany

    Make that 5-3! This is incredible stuff by India. A quick, brilliant counter-attacking goal to give the team a two-goal cushion. India are doing to Germany at the start of the second half what the Germans did to India at the start of the game: running them ragged and dominating them inside their D.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:03 AM IST

    Q3: India 5-3 Germany

    GOALLLLLL! Gurjant runs from the right, he dribbles past Germany defence and Simranjeet has struck it in from the front of the goal. Perfect centre-forward finish.

  • Aug 05, 2021 08:01 AM IST

    Q3: India 4-3 Germany

    Rupinderpal gets India in the lead for the first time in this game. A penalty stroke early is just the kind of injection the team needed to start the second half. India have now scored three goals in about six minutes to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 4-3 lead. And now, the Germans will have to play catch up.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:59 AM IST

    Q3: India 4-3 Germany

    GOALLLL! Rupinder Pal Singh scores from penalty stroke. No mistake. simple, cool, calm, collected and this might be the most important goal in India's hockey history in a long, long time.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:58 AM IST

    Q3: India 3-3 Germany

    PENALTY STROKE! India have attained a penalty stroke with Mandeep Singh has been tripped inside the circle. Germany have asked for a referral. Windfeder says there was no contact -- the replays are being viewed as of now.


    NO REASON TO CHANGE DECISION.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    Q3: India 3-3 Germany

    It has been intense 30 minutes of action in Tokyo. Final 30 minutes to go... HERE WE GO!

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:50 AM IST

    HT: India 3-3 Germany

    It's been a brilliant fightback by India after a couple of defensive errors. They've scored two goals to level it up at 3-3, the last one off a PC which should please Graham Reid even more. Germany looked like flying high with that 3-1 lead, but India have brought them down really quickly. If their defence tightens up, this could well be their game. Like with their semifinal against Belgium, the game could slow down in the second half given the conditions, which could also work in India's favour.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:47 AM IST

    HT: India 3-3 Germany

    That was enthralling 15 minutes. Both teams scoring goals -- two more quarters still left to play.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:45 AM IST

    Q2: India 3-3 Germany

    PC to India! GOALLLL! Harmanpreet Singh scores from the penalty corner. And India have drawn level within two minutes.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    Q2: India 2-3 Germany

    PC to India! GOALLL! Harmanpreet's dragflick saved by German goalkeeper. But Hardik Singh has hammered it on the rebound.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:38 AM IST

    Q2: India 1-3 Germany

    GOALLL! Penetrative thrust force, Germnay double-team Surender Kumar. Doddling with ball inside the circle, he loses possession. Furk scores the third.


    This is very, very poor by the Indian defence. Two errors in a couple of minutes have given Germany a two-goal lead. It wasn't even a case of the Germans pressing hard and high; just the Indians making some basic errors of easy turnovers, the second one inside their own D.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:36 AM IST

    Q2: India 1-2 Germany

    GOALLLL! Germany counter-attack, Nilakanta makes an ordinary attempt to protect ball in midfield, Ruhrer finds a way to send the ball inside. Wellen scores to put Germany in lead.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:35 AM IST

    Q2: India 1-1 Germany

    Much better defending by India in the 2nd quarter. They are marking their players, they are coming back, tracking them.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:31 AM IST

    Q2: India 1-1 Germany

    That was some counter-attack by India. Began with some clever passing from the midfield and ended with Simranjeet dishing out a speedy reverse flick shot at goal. It was simply too quick for the German goalkeeper. A brilliant start to the second quarter for India. Just what they needed after that first one.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:31 AM IST

    Q2: India 1-1 Germany

    GOALLLLL! Simranjeeet levels the score for India, with a counter attack. Hardik Singh intercepted the ball and passed it to Nilakanta, who took his time but found Simran at the center fo the circle. He turned, and struck a tomahawk shot into the nets.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:27 AM IST

    Q2: India 0-1 Germany

    The start of 2nd quarter -- India need to counter the speed of this Germany team. Can they get a goal back?

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:24 AM IST

    Q1: India 0-1 Germany

    Catch your breath! The Germans certainly need to. They have been quick, sharp and on the ball in the first quarter. They've outrun India, and they're outscoring India at the moment. Sreejesh has been a busy man in the first 15 minutes, while India had just one PC to look at, which Rupinderpal missed. India will need to be a lot quicker and smarter from hereon

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:21 AM IST

    Q1: India 0-1 Germany

    PC! leads to PC! leads to PC! Dangerous play -- restart of PC! SAVE! Windfeder's shot saved by India. Finally the end of first quarter.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:17 AM IST

    Q1: India 0-1 Germany

    India are trailing after first 15 minutes. But can they bounce back? This Indian team rattled by strong, fast-paced German action. NO - Referral leads to penalty corner at the dying seconds!

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:15 AM IST

    Q1: India 0-1 Germany

    Hardik Singh makes save. Germany are on the attack non-stop. India are being slow and are not troubling German's midfield.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:11 AM IST

    Q1: India 0-1 Germany

    SAVE! Grambusch gets a long ball inside the circle, takes a reverse hit but Sreejesh came in big and strong to make the save.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:11 AM IST

    Q1: India 0-1 Germany

    RUN! Simranjeet gets the ball from the left, he makes a run inside the circle, but Hahner outmuscles him. Speed is not his strength, he is very skillful and strong. But in the German circle, the defenders were way quicker.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:09 AM IST

    Q1: India 0-1 Germany

    SAVE! Sreejesh makes a great save as a quick ball comes into the circle, gets a deflection from German stick, but Sreejesh saves it with his left hand. There was an infringement on the way.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:06 AM IST

    Q1: India 0-1 Germany

    MISS! PC for India -- Rupinder tries to dragflick it into the back of the nets, but it went over and above. There was no time for first rusher to block that.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:06 AM IST

    Q1: India 0-1 Germany

    This almost looked inevitable with the way the Germans started. It's only been a minute and a half and Germany were well inside the inside D for most of it. Germany take the early lead, which could be huge given the context of this match.

  • Aug 05, 2021 07:03 AM IST

    Q1: India 0-1 Germany

    GOAL! An early goal from Germany, first attack. India citadel has been breached. Reverse hit from Herzbruch in front of goal, and it was struck in by Timur Oruz. Sreejesh makes first save, but then he hit it in on rebound.

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:58 AM IST

    Q1: India 0-0 Germany

    And the ball is rolling... we are underway. India vs Germany men's hockey bronze medal match at Tokyo 2020.

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:51 AM IST

    Time for National Anthems

    The players are out on the turf, it is time for the National Anthems from both teams. This is it -- this is the moment we had all been waiting for.


    Minutes away from the start of the clash now. It’s a big one for Indian hockey, one that could wipe away years of wait and disappointment as the men’s team fights for a bronze medal.

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:44 AM IST

    15 minutes to go

    India vs Germany men's hockey bronze medal match begins in 15 minutes. Are you ready?

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:38 AM IST

    India vs Germany squad

    India's squad: Dilpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Manpreet Singh (Captain), Hardik Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mandeep Singh, Simranjeet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Harmanpreet Singh, Sreejesh Raveendran Parattu (Goalkeeper), Sumit, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Varun Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas, Vivek Sagar Prasad


    Germany's squad: Alexander Stadler, Mats Jurgen Grambusch, Lukas Windfeder, Linus Muller, Martin Dominik Haner, Paul-Philippe Kaufmann, Niklas Wellen, Johannes Grosse, Constantin Staib, Timm Alexander Herbruch, Tobais Constantin Hauke (Captain), Jan Christopher, Justus Weignand, Martin Detlef Zwicker , Florian Fuchs, Benedikt Furk, Niklas Bosserhoff, Timur Oruz.

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:30 AM IST

    India team news

    India are going in with the same 16 they went with against Belgium. Big test for these players

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:21 AM IST

    India medal at the Olympics

    If India manage to win a bronze medal in hockey, it will be their first-ever hockey medal at the Games since 1980.

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:16 AM IST

    STATS attack

    TOTAL GOALS

    India - 20; Germany - 20

    SHOOTING EFFICIENCY (COMPETITION AVERAGE)

    India - 26.67 per cent; Germany - 21.7 per cent

    FIELD GOALS

    India - 10; Germany - 10

    PENALTY CORNERS (CONVERTED/TAKEN)

    India - 8/27; Germany - 10/32

    ATTACKING CIRCLE PENETRATIONS

    India - 151; Germany - 126


    (Source: News 18)

  • Aug 05, 2021 06:11 AM IST

    India journey so far

    It has been a good journey for India men's hockey team in Tokyo Olympics, defeating New Zealand 3-2 in their opening group game, and then picking up wins over Germany (2-0), Spain (3-1), Argentina (3-1), and Japan (5-3) in the group matches. Barring the 7-1 defeat against Australia, and the 5-2 loss in the semifinal to the World Champions Belgium, India won all their games in Tokyo.

  • Aug 05, 2021 05:44 AM IST

    India vs Germany - LIVE UPDATES

    Hello and welcome to our live blog of men's hockey bronze medal match between India and Germany. Despite losing the semifinal against Belgium, India men's hockey team will get a chance to win the bronze medal when they face against Germany. Big match feels.

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