New Delhi, August 05, 2021.

India beat four-time champions Germany 5-4 in a nail-biter of a bronze medal match on Thursday to win their first Games medal since the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Simranjeet Singh scored two field goals while Harmanpreet Singh and Hardik Singh scored from penalty corners. India went 3-1 down and then came back to level 3-3, all in the second quarter. Rupinder Pal Singh converted a penalty stroke which gave India the lead and completed their comeback after which Simranjeet scored their fifth.

This is India’s fourth bronze medal at the Olympics. They last won a bronze in the 1972 Munich Olympics. India are the most successful team at the Olympics in men’s hockey with eight gold medals.