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India beats Germany 5-4 in Men’s Hockey, wins historic bronze medal after 41 years

India players celebrate after defeating Germany 5-4 during the mens field hockey bronze medal match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Source: AAP

Indian men's hockey team scripted history by claiming its first Olympic medal after 41 years. The Indian team led by captain Manpreet Singh overpowered Germany by winning 5-4 in a thrilling bronze medal match to add to India's tally at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. All this and more in our weekly news segment from India.

After India’s historic win on Thursday, the men's hockey team captain, Manpreet Singh, reflected on the impact COVID-19 has had on the country over the past year and dedicated the Olympic bronze medal to the doctors and frontline 'warriors'.

"We would like to dedicate this medal to doctors who worked tirelessly to save so many lives there in India and everywhere else in the world," Mr Singh said.

Applauding India's achievement, Prime minister Narendra Modi congratulated the team on Twitter. He wrote: "Historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian.”

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