India wins the Olympic Hockey Medal after 41 Years
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India wins the Olympic Hockey Medal after 41 Years

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With the victory of the Men’s Hockey Team India, the 41-year wait is ended. After 41 years, our Men’s hockey team made history by winning the Bronze medal and defeating Germany in the process.

With each side scoring 05-04, the match between India and Germany was a tight one. With a 1-3 deficit, India turned the tables with a 5-3 victory in the next seven minutes. India scored four goals in the span of seven minutes, a world record in both hockey and the Olympics.

The Men’s Hockey team created history under the leadership of Manpreet Singh and the guidance of Graham Reid. However, Odisha’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is another significant figure who deserves all the credit for helping Indian hockey get to where it is now.

Odisha became the official sponsor of the Men’s Hockey Team of India in 2018 after signing a five-year MOU for 100 crores, which would run until 2023.

While everyone else was busy celebrating cricket and planning the IPL, one guy quietly financed the Indian hockey team. CM Naveen Patnaik and the Odisha government have been supporting India’s hockey teams since 2018. He didn’t advertise or display himself. A true gem of a person. Interestingly, the 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup will be held in Odisha.

The Internationale Hockey Federation, abbreviated as FIH, is the world’s regulatory organization for field hockey and indoor field hockey. Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra is the president of the organization, which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

India although failed to won against Belgium in the semi-final and hence, competed with Germany for the Bronze medal. 

History:

Men’s Hockey India has won Gold medals in the Olympics was in 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964. While in 1968, 1972 and 1980 India won Bronze medals. 

Women’s Hockey Team India:

Women’s Hockey Team India has lost a match with Argentina and will be playing for the Bronze medal tomorrow against Great Britain.

Each and every Indian is proud of our both men as well as a women hockey team. Well played team India. Please give our hockey team a warm welcome and cheer them up to the fullest, as this is my sincere wish to my fellow countrymen. We all do the same thing after India wins a cricket match.

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