Tokyo Olympics: Meet the Indian men's hockey team which broke a 41 year medal x
There was a school of thought before the Tokyo Olympics began that these Games could well be a historic edition for Indian sport. While the Indian contingent is well on target to go past the mamum number of medals won at a single edition of the Games (6 in 2012), history has already been made on the hockey pitch.
Field hockey, a sport which India has such a rich history and tradition of. A sport which has given the country as many as 11 Olympic medals, including 8 golds (1928 - 1980) has reignited its love affair on the Olympic stage with India.
在印度，曲棍球是一项有着悠久历史和传统的运动。这项运动为印度赢得了11枚奥运奖牌(1928 - 1980年)，其中包括8枚金牌，它重新点燃了印度对奥运舞台的热爱。
The last time India had won a hockey medal at the Olympics was way back in 1980, when the country won its last gold. Now, a 41 year x has finally been broken, thanks to an edge of your seat thriller of a bronze medal match, which saw India beat Germany 5-4.
With this, the Indian contingent have registered their 5th medal at the Tokyo Olympics (Mirabai Chanu, Lovlina Borgohain, PV Sindhu, Ravi Dahiya, Indian men's hockey team) and overall the 12th Olympic medal won in men's field hockey by India at the Olympics.
凭借此次比赛，印度代表团在东京奥运会上获得了第5枚奖牌(Mirabai Chanu, Lovlina Borgohain, PV Sindhu, Ravi Dahiya，印度男子曲棍球队)，也是印度在奥运会上获得的第12枚奥运会男子曲棍球奖牌。
Here's everything you need to know about the current Indian men's hockey team, which will stand on the podium in Tokyo to collect a historic bronze medal soon:
Indian Men's Hockey team (current)
* Bronze in Tokyo Olympics
* Bronze in 2018 Jakarta Asian Games
* Silver in 2018 Breda Champions Trophy
* Gold in 2018 Muscat Asian Champions Trophy
* Gold in 2017 Dhaka Asia Cup
* Bronze in 2016-17 Bhubaneswar World League
* Silver in 2016 London Champions Trophy
* Silver in 2016 Guwahati South Asian Games
* Bronze in 2014-15 Raipur World League
* Gold in 2014 Incheon Asian Games
* Silver in 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
* Silver in 2013 Ipoh Asia Cup
* Gold in 2011 Ordos City Asian Champions Trophy
Congratulations team india.
What a way to start the day.Really really happy with this historic win. Chak de India forever..
Amazing win. I hope India will start playing more sports other than cricket.
Great come back by India, after losing 1- 7 to Aussies.
在7 - 1输给澳大利亚队之后，印度强势反击。
Thanks to Odisha CM Mr Patnaik for the efforts and sponsorship of both Men and women team.
Well done & congratulations to team India . We are proud of you .
good time to popularize hockey in india
Chak De India. Heartiest Congratulations to INDIAN Mens Hockey Team. Jai Hind
Nirmal Das Adhikari
Congratulations team India... you made us proud...
rest of the contingent must be pumped up....hope gold coomig soon....
Bronze today ,
Gold tomorrow for sure
Cow Meat And Pork
All the medal winners were motivated by FEKU and all the losers were demoralized by Pappu.....
Excellent team. Its time to get india medals and project our sports talent too
congratulations Jay Bharat
Still unable to believe.. It's dream come true for any hockey or sports lover.. What a come back after trailing.. Boys showed nerves of steel.. Had we played with same fire ag inst Belgium.. Colour of medal could have been better...
After 42 years wow
Congratulations team India. Good team work.
Cow Meat And Pork
All the medals winners have changed their diet from veggie and vegan to Non veg diet consisting of desi Gaaau meat barbecue and pork chops.....
This is close fought match. India got penalty stroke which they did not miss. Germany substituted goalkeeper to improve aggression and score, but did not succeed. Well played Indian team. There are 11 players. This should be equal to 11 bronze medals. Each player should get a medal.