After being out of the race for the final, now the dream of bronze medal of the Indian women’s hockey team remained unfulfilled. In the Tokyo Olympics, the women’s hockey team defeated Britain in the bronze medal match. 4 and thus the dream of winning the first Olympic medal of the Indian women’s hockey team, which created history, remained unfulfilled.
The Indian team had already created history by reaching the semi-finals for the first time, but could not beat 2016 Rio Olympic gold medalist Britain, leaving it close to bronze.
Indian women’s team scored three goals within five minutes. Gurjit Kaur scored in the 25th and 26th minutes while Vandana Kataria scored in the 29th minute.
For Britain, Elena Rayer (16th), Sarah Robertson (24th), captain Holly Pierne Webb (35th) and Grace Baldson scored in the 48th minute. A day before this, the Indian men’s team defeated Germany by 5. Bronze was won after 41 years by defeating 4.
Government will give 50 lakh rupees to the players of Haryana
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that we will give a prize of Rs 50 lakh each to the nine members of the Olympic women’s hockey team, who are from Haryana. I congratulate the Indian team for their commendable performance in the Tokyo Olympics.
While encouraging the team, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Proud of this team. We will always remember the stellar performance of our women’s hockey team in the Tokyo Olympics. We missed out on a medal in women’s hockey but this team is of New India. Shows the spirit. Her success in Tokyo Games will inspire more daughters to take up hockey.”
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