After India’s bronze medal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chatted with captain Manpreet Singh and coach Graham Reid. PM Modi stated that the months of hard effort have now paid off for them. The Indian men’s hockey team won the bronze medal on Thursday, defeating Germany 5-4.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to skipper Manpreet Singh and coach Graham Reid after India won bronze.
- PM Modi stated that the months of hard effort have now paid off for them.
- The Indian men’s hockey team won the bronze medal on Thursday, defeating Germany 5-4.
- “Sir, your inspiration worked for us,” Man preet told PM Modi on Thursday.
5 August (ANI): New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to skipper Manpreet Singh and coach Graham Reid minutes after the Indian men’s hockey team won bronze in the 2016 Tokyo Olympics, saying that their months of hard work had finally paid off.
“Congratulations to you and your entire team; you have created history. The country as a whole is ecstatic. Your perseverance has paid off. You’ve put in a lot of effort; please extend my best wishes to the entire team on my behalf. Coach Reid, you have made history, and the entire country is ecstatic. I send you my warmest greetings “In a video shared on SAI Media’s official Twitter account, PM Modi can be heard speaking to Manpreet and Reid.
PM Modi also spoke with Manpreet and Reid after the Indian team lost in the semi-finals to Belgium. “Sir, your inspiration worked for us,” Manpreet told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
“You’re statements after the semi-final were excellent and really encouraging,” Reid said to PM Modi.
It took 41 years, but every Indian’s dream came true on Thursday when India’s men’s hockey team defeated Germany 5-4 to earn bronze at the Oi Hockey Stadium — North Pitch.
The Men in Blue displayed incredible tenacity, strength, and winning spirit in a spectacular comeback victory over a powerful German squad. (ANI)
Hockey is India’s most successful sport in the Olympics.
India has won eight gold, one silver, and three bronze medals in the Olympics. After a 41-year gap, India overcomes Germany’s tally of four gold, three silver, and four bronze medals by earning a bronze medal in 2020. With 77 victories out of 126 matches played, India has the highest overall performance in Olympic history.
They’ve also scored more goals than any other team in the Olympics. They are also the only team to win the Olympics twice, in 1928 and 1956, without allowing a single goal.