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Our medal is Naveen Patnaik's gift to the nation: hockey captain Manpreet

During a felicitation programme organised to honour both the men's and the women's outfit, which narrowly missed out on a bronze in Tokyo, Patnaik announced that Odisha will continue to sponsor the Indian hockey teams for another 10 years.
Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh (R) and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik(Hockey India / Twitter)
Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh (R) and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik(Hockey India / Twitter)
Published on Aug 17, 2021 09:58 PM IST
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'No one wanted to lose': Harmanpreet on how India bounced back to win bronze

  • In an exclusive interaction, defender Harmanpreet Singh explained how the Indian defence kept up their morale to bounce back and win the bronze-medal match 5-3 against Germany.
Harmanpreet Singh celebrates scoring India's third goal against Germany. (Getty Images)
Harmanpreet Singh celebrates scoring India's third goal against Germany. (Getty Images)
Published on Aug 11, 2021 08:04 AM IST
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By Karan Prashant Saxena, New Delhi

Indian hockey should aim to achieve benchmark set by Belgium, Australia: Reid

Reid, a master tactician, said a strong bonding developed between the players during the COVID-19 forced lockdown was the key to success in Tokyo.
Graham Reid
Graham Reid
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 11:25 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Watch the space, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Reid

The men's team, coached by Graham Reid, ended the 41-year long wait for a medal at the Olympics as Manpreet Singh and boys returned with a bronze medal.
Watch the space with this group, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Graham Reid(Hindustan Times )
Watch the space with this group, we can achieve good things: Men's hockey coach Graham Reid(Hindustan Times )
Updated on Aug 10, 2021 04:27 PM IST
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Gambhir calls hockey team's bronze medal win 'bigger than any WC', fans respond

  • India won the Prudential World Cup in 1983, followed by the T20 World Cup win in 2007 and the 50-over World Cup in 2011, the last two of which Gambhir was part of.
File image of Gautam Gambhir batting during the 2011 ICC World Cup
File image of Gautam Gambhir batting during the 2011 ICC World Cup
Updated on Aug 06, 2021 11:42 AM IST
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We were nervous but well prepared for Germany: Simranjeet

Some of the young members in the Tokyo squad recall growing up watching Olympians despair over India’s continued failures to win medals on the big stage.
India players celebrate after India's Simranjeet Singh scored on Germany during the men's field hockey bronze medal match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics(AP)
India players celebrate after India's Simranjeet Singh scored on Germany during the men's field hockey bronze medal match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics(AP)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 11:51 PM IST
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By Avishek Roy, Tokyo

The goalpost is my best buddy, I talk to him: Sreejesh

In the midst of the chaos, Sreejesh stood like a rock. He had just deflected away two penalty corners, refusing a relentless Germany an equaliser in the dying stages.
Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh(PR Sreejesh / Twitter)
Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh(PR Sreejesh / Twitter)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 11:16 PM IST
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By Avishek Roy, Tokyo

Tokyo 2020: The moment to build big is here

The 18-member squad, which scripted this moment with blood, sweat, guts and grit over two frenetic weeks, could go down in history as the pioneers of India’s hockey renaissance.
Indian players pose for photographs as they celebrate their victory over Germany in the men's field hockey bronze medal match, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics(PTI)
Indian players pose for photographs as they celebrate their victory over Germany in the men's field hockey bronze medal match, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics(PTI)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 11:08 PM IST
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Tokyo 2020: A bronze, worth the wait in gold

On Thursday, they were back, having beaten Germany, medallists at the last four Olympics (champions in 2008 and 2012), in the bronze medal play-off.
Indian Men's Hockey players pose for a photo with their bronze medal
Indian Men's Hockey players pose for a photo with their bronze medal
Published on Aug 05, 2021 11:02 PM IST
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By Avishek Roy, Tokyo

This medal will be celebrated for a long time

This medal will be celebrated for a long, long time, because that is how long it has taken for Indian hockey to get here again.
Indian Men's Hockey players pose for a photo with their bronze medal
Indian Men's Hockey players pose for a photo with their bronze medal
Published on Aug 05, 2021 10:04 PM IST
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By Dhanraj Pillay

Hard work no empty boast for Tokyo hero Sumit Kumar

  • India’s hockey team bronze that ended a 41-year Olympic medal drought has been hailed as the fruits of labour, but for midfielder Sumit Kumar it is much more than a sporting idiom.
Sumit Kumar. (Hockey India)
Sumit Kumar. (Hockey India)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 09:54 PM IST
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By Sunil Rahar, Rohtak

Olympics: PM Modi speaks to men's hockey team after India win bronze medal

PM Modi's special call to Tokyo
PM Modi's special call to Tokyo
Published on Aug 05, 2021 06:55 PM IST
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SRK lauds Indian men's hockey team's 'resilience' as they win Olympic medal

  • Shah Rukh Khan has congratulated the Indian men's hockey team after their win at the Tokyo Olympics. The team won a medal after 41 years.
Shah Rukh Khan has lauded Indian men's hockey team for winning at the Oylmpics.(AP)
Shah Rukh Khan has lauded Indian men's hockey team for winning at the Oylmpics.(AP)
Published on Aug 05, 2021 10:00 AM IST
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Tokyo 2020: India lose to Belgium, to fight for bronze

The men will be on hand, screaming encouragement, when the women’s team play their historic semi-final against Argentina on Wednesday.
India lose to Belgium 2-5 in Men's Hockey sem-final at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
India lose to Belgium 2-5 in Men's Hockey sem-final at Tokyo Olympics 2020(PTI)
Published on Aug 03, 2021 10:06 PM IST
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By Avishek Roy, Tokyo

Tokyo 2020: PV Sindhu, Indian hockey team underline super Sunday

  • A second Olympic medal for PV Sindhu. The Indian hockey team in the Olympic semi-finals for the first time since Munich 1972. For India, this was a super Sunday at Tokyo 2020.
PV Sindhu and Indian men's hockey team made Day 9 for India at the Tokyo Olympics memorable. (Getty Images)
PV Sindhu and Indian men's hockey team made Day 9 for India at the Tokyo Olympics memorable. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:35 AM IST
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By Sandip Sikdar, New Delhi

Tokyo 2020: Relief, euphoria and tears as Indian hockey team enters semi-finals

  • The Indian men’s hockey team broke a four-decade long shackle to put themselves in contention for an Olympic medal on Sunday.
Players of the Indian hockey team in a huddle. (Getty Images)
Players of the Indian hockey team in a huddle. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:36 AM IST
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By Avishek Roy

'PR Sreejesh is my hero, beating Belgium is not a task we can't achieve'

  • PR Sreejesh was once again phenomenal in India's quarterfinal game against Great Britain, with former hockey captain V Baskaran expressing his admiration for the India goalkeeper.
Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran of Team India and Thomas Sorsby of Team Great Britain fist bump. (Getty Images)
Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran of Team India and Thomas Sorsby of Team Great Britain fist bump. (Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:32 AM IST
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By V Baskaran

Tokyo 2020: It's time to lay a new foundation

  • The last time the Indian team reached the semi-final (other than 1980) was in 1972, on grass. And if they go on to win a medal of any colour, it will be worth several golds.
The Indian men's hockey team will face Great Britain with a place in the semi-final up for grabs. (Hockey India)
The Indian men's hockey team will face Great Britain with a place in the semi-final up for grabs. (Hockey India)
Updated on Aug 02, 2021 08:24 AM IST
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Olympics: Harmanpreet, Sreejesh heroics help India beat NZ 3-2 in hockey opener

Harmanpreet's brace, Sreejesh's heroics help India beat NZ 3-2 in Olympic opener
Harmanpreet Singh of India celebrates after scoring against New Zealand in men's hockey Pool A match at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.(REUTERS)
Harmanpreet Singh of India celebrates after scoring against New Zealand in men's hockey Pool A match at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 12:26 PM IST
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Made a lot of sacrifices, I want to make them count in Tokyo: PR Sreejesh

Made a lot of sacrifices, I want to make them count in Tokyo: Sreejesh
File image: Made a lot of sacrifices, I want to make them count in Tokyo: PR Sreejesh(PTI)
File image: Made a lot of sacrifices, I want to make them count in Tokyo: PR Sreejesh(PTI)
Updated on Jul 17, 2021 06:07 PM IST
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Olympic atmosphere very different: Zafar Iqbal's to India men's hockey team

India men's hockey team will compete in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in less than 30 days.
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh with the team.(Hockey India)
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh with the team.(Hockey India)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 05:38 PM IST
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Indian men and women remain 4th and 10th in FIH rankings

The Indian men's and women's hockey teams remained unchanged at fourth and 10th spot respectively in the FIH rankings released on Wednesday.
India women's hockey team players(Hockey India)
India women's hockey team players(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 30, 2021 11:20 PM IST
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PTI | , Lausanne

Tokyo Olympics: We've improved a lot in last 4 years, says Manpreet Singh

Indian men's hockey player Manpreet Singh feels the squad has improved a lot in the last four years and the side can beat any good team in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 20, 2021 07:46 PM IST
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Ten debutants in Indian men's hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics

The experienced Olympic campaigners include goalkeeper Sreejesh, midfielder Manpreet, defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh and Surender Kumar and forward Mandeep Singh.
Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 18, 2021 12:29 PM IST
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Tokyo Olympics: Players determined to make history- India goalkeeper Krishan

Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper Krishan B Pathak, who has played 50 matches for the national side, said that he is always in sync with the plans made by the defenders during every match.
File Photo of Krishan B Pathak.(Special Arrangement)
File Photo of Krishan B Pathak.(Special Arrangement)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 01:56 PM IST
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Indian hockey team strong Olympic medal contender: Khandekar

The Indian men's hockey team would be a strong medal contender in the Olympic Games thanks to the self-belief it has acquired over the past decade by raising its game against top teams, feels former forward Tushar Khandekar.
File Photo of Tushar Khandekar.(AP)
File Photo of Tushar Khandekar.(AP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 12:46 PM IST
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Hope to be more consistent whenever I get opportunities, says forward Shilanand

Despite being one of the younger players in the India men's hockey team, Shilanand Lakra held his own among the senior players in Argentina and is happy to contribute whenever opportunities come his way.
Shilanand Lakra (in orange)(Special Arrangement)
Shilanand Lakra (in orange)(Special Arrangement)
Published on Apr 19, 2021 02:56 PM IST
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Resilient India draw 1-1 with Germany

  • Jarmanpreet Singh of India opened the score board for India in the fourth minute while Martin Haner scored for Germany.
India started on an attacking note against Germany. (Hockey India/Twitter)
India started on an attacking note against Germany. (Hockey India/Twitter)
Published on Mar 03, 2021 10:10 AM IST
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Sardar Singh among 55 players named for India men’s hockey team national camp

Sardar Singh, who was dropped from the 18-member Indian men’s hockey team led by Manpreet Singh for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, has been included in the probable list which will be pruned down to 48 after the camp concludes on May 18.
Sardar Singh (C) has been included in the probable list which will be pruned down to 48 after the camp concludes on May 18.(Hockey India)
Sardar Singh (C) has been included in the probable list which will be pruned down to 48 after the camp concludes on May 18.(Hockey India)
Published on Apr 26, 2018 01:52 PM IST
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