Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medal A Rebirth For Hockey In India: PR Sreejesh

Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medal A Rebirth For Hockey In India: PR Sreejesh

Tokyo Olympics: PR Sreejesh made a essential help save in the remaining times of the activity to make sure Indias get.© AFP

Indian men’s nationwide hockey crew goalkeeper PR Sreejesh termed the side’s bronze medal get at the Tokyo Olympics as a “rebirth” for the sport in the place.

India finished a forty one-year hold out for an Olympic medal following defeating Germany five-4 in the men’s bronze medal match at the Oi Hockey Stadium — North Pitch on Thursday.

Right after staying 1-three down at a person issue, India displayed great resilience to flip things all over and seal victory versus a solid German side. For India, the seasoned Sreejesh arrived to the team’s rescue in the remaining seconds of the activity as he saved Germany’s 13th penalty corner of the match.

“It’s a rebirth. Which is it. It’s been forty one many years. In 1980 we won the last medal and following that, very little. Nowadays when we won it, this gives a raise and gives electricity to the children to decide up hockey, play this activity,” quoted Sreejesh following the get.

“This is a attractive activity. Now we are giving a explanation for them to decide up hockey, play the activity and make the place a lot more very pleased than this,” the 3-time Olympian included.


For India, Simranjeet Singh (seventeenth and 34th minutes) scored a brace while Hardik Singh (twenty seventh), Harmanpreet Singh (twenty ninth) and Rupinder Pal Singh (thirty first) ended up the other names in the scoresheet.

Timor Oruz (2nd), Niklas Wellen (24th), Benedikt Furk (twenty fifth) and Lukas Windfeder (48th) scored for Germany.

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