Tokyo Olympics: Heartbreak in semis but hockey medal dream still alive; disappointments galore in athletics
TOKYO: It was a reality check of sorts but the dream is not over yet, not in hockey at least.
That quite summed up India's day 11 at the Olympic Games where there were disappointing results all across, the biggest one being the men's hockey team's 2-5 loss to world champion Belgium in the semifinals.
The number of medals China won would probably be more than the number of sports India would be participating in this Olympics. That really tell the massive difference in sport programs China has developed over the years that is bringing rich dividends. Be it in sports or technology or infrastructure, China has done wonders
The Indian MALE hockey team need to keep their morale high and higher and fetch the Bronze for India. I am sure they are determined to and they will. Best of luck to them all. .I am still reminded of 1964 Tokyo Olympic when our Indian Hockey team won the Gold, beating Pakistan. Balbirsingh Sr. and the Goal Keeper Shankar Laxman played and displayed their best and brought Gold for us. P. Gautampurkar ,Kota.
Wouldn't govt of India invested in sports infrastrusture than buying western arms and ammunition for zero use. North East people have won for India on there hard lifestyles and dedication . India should focus and setup more sorts facilities in North eastern states and hand it over to Olympian and Asia sports winners and not to po iticians
They played good throughout....They never lost to any team with lower Rank....though Gold was a desire yet bronze will console
Why do reporters write that the sporting team "disappointed"?
India is just not competent enough to sit in league with developed nations .
without beef medals impossible
Oh we are more than delighted for a bronze. We were kings in hockey once. Others have overtaken us.What has gone wrong?
When we were Champions. The game was played on grass which was much slower and only a handful of teams played the game. After 40 years the Indian team is only now approaching European standard
heartbreak, but hearty show by Indian men in the Olympics hockey. Best of luck for bronze.
Go 4 BRONZE.....
Watching INdia's game ag inst Belgium yesterday told one thing front and square - our players are stuck in 60-year old legacy mindset.
Not to worry..come back .we still have our 56 inches at home..we will make Olympics in India and win all golds..
Congrats Belgium. And India you have made us happy already. Cant wait to see you achieve more laurels.
Indian hockey team take a bow!! You guys have come the furthest in the last 4 decades. That is BIG. One more game and its a medal. Jai Hind!
Wonder how Belgium broke that so called “Great wall” five times..Any way well played Indian team Good luck for bronze medal match
India is too obsessed with cricket for other sports to have any spotlight :(
India no match to world champs. Hats off to Belgium comprehensively beating India hands down
We are not happy at wng bronze. Someone who might have followed hockey only could understand the progress India has made in these years. It is not a easy game and india is on par with world best teams, and Indians are bsy counting medals and blaming hockey for failures Ask how many of them watched the complete match or folllow indian hockey team progress in olympics