New Delhi: SV Sunil, the veteran forward and star striker of India men's field hockey team, announced his retirement from international hockey on Friday. The...
While the men's hockey team won bronze, the women's hockey team lost to Great Britain in the bronze medal play-off.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand.
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar congratulated the Indian women's team for its best-ever performance at the ongoing Olympics.
Having made it to the bronze-medal match, the Rani Rampal-led side rallied from a 0-2 deficit to lead the Game at 3-2.
Modi congratulated the team for emerging victorious and bringing home the Bronze.
PR Sreejesh was a picture of poise and composure. He thwarted the Germans and kicked the ball out of the German’s reach sending the team into jubilations.
Belgium's Alexander Hendrickx (19th, 49th and 53rd min) scored a hat-trick.
Vandana Katariya (4th, 17th, 49th minutes) scored a hat-trick while young Neha Goyal (32nd) was the other goal getter for India.
This is India's best performance in the league phase in the last four decades as they had last finished second in the group in the 1980 Moscow Olympics when they won their eighth and last gold medal so far
Drubbed 1-7 by Australia in their last match, India produced a spirited performance against world No.9 Spain.
Australia looked dominant from the onset and scored through Daniel Beale (10th minute), Joshua Beltz (26th), Andrew Flynn Ogilvie (23rd), Jeremy Hayward (21st), Blake Govers (40th, 42nd) and Tim Brand
Harmanpreet Singh scored the brace for India while Rupinder Pal Singh scored against the Kiwis. But it was the safe gloves of experienced goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who ensured the team gets off to a winning start in the campaign.
The tournament will be held by Hockey Hyderabad for a period of three months
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