It was a long wait for India and an excruciating one for the families of hockey team members. The celebrations reverberated after India’s triumph over Germany today.
On Thursday, India Hockey Men's team scripted history with its podium finish at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo.
Aditi, playing her second Olympics with her mother, Maheshwari, as her caddie, trails leader -- world no.1 Nelly Korda of USA -- by four shots.
The 57-year-old, who was a part of Australia's silver-winning team in the 1992 Barcelona Games, took over as India coach in 2019 and has obsessively talked about pursuing a process and investing in youth to get the results at a big stage like the Olympics.
In a pulsating bronze play-off, India edged past Germany 5-4 to earn a podium finish at the Games after 41 years.
Simranjeet Singh (17th, 34th minutes) scored a brace, while Hardik Singh (27th), Harmanpreet Singh (29th) and Rupinder Pal Singh (31st) were the other goal getters for India.
Vinesh will face Belarus' Vanesa Kaladzinskaya, the reigning European champion, in the last-eight stage.
India's dream of winning a historic gold medal on her maiden entry into the knockout stages of the women's hockey semi-final at the Tokyo Olympics ended in heartbreak on Wednesday. The inspiring eves went down 1-2 to a resilient Argentina despite scripting a spirited performance.
Hockey was then just a source of two meals for Neha Goyal and an escape that kept her away from her alcoholic father.
And after winning the rights to host the Hockey World Cup for the second time running in 2023, the first time any state has got the right to host the event twice in succession, Odisha has truly emerged as the newest hockey hub in the country.
Before this, Sushil Kumar was the only Indian to make the gold medal bout in 2012 London Games and settle for a silver.
Borgohain goes home a history-maker as the 23-year-old has become only the third Indian boxer to ensure a podium finish at the showpiece after Vijender Singh (2008) and M C Mary Kom (2012).
Dahiya will take on Nurislam Sanayev of Kazakhstan in the last-four, while Punia will be up against David Morris Taylor of the USA.
Indian wrestler Ravi Dahiya made a confident start to his Olympics campaign, winning by technical superiority against Colombia's Tigreros Urbano to reach the men's freestyle 57kg quarterfinals.
This was Neeraj Chopra's seventh-best throw and third-best of the season 2021.
Germany fought well in the third quarter but the Australian defence held strong. Germany had 12 shots at the goal while they made 20 circle penetrations while Australia had nine shots at the goal and just 10 circle entries.
We lost the match because we didn’t convert short corners into goals. Speaking exclusively to OTV, former Indian Hockey team captain, Dilip Tirkey shared this information while analysing the reasons behind the team’s defeat.
Andhra Pradesh government announced a cash incentive of Rs 30 lakh to badminton superstar P.V. Sindhu her bronze medal winning feat in Tokyo Olympics
The Indians still have a chance to secure an elusive medal from the Olympics as they will feature in the bronze medal match on Thursday.
Indian men's hockey team goes down 2-5 to Belgium in Olympic Games semifinals, to compete for bronze medal now.
Sindhu etched her name among the all-time greats after winning badminton's women's singles bronze medal to add to the silver she won at Rio de Janeiro five years back
A day after the Indian men's team entered the Olympic semifinals following a 49-year gap, the world no. 9 women's side also produced a phenomenally gritty performance against the world no 2 Australia in an intense quarterfinals here.
Praises poured in from several quarters after the Indian women's hockey team made history by storming into the semifinals of Tokyo Olympics
The Indian women's hockey team made history on Monday as it stormed into the semifinals of the Olympic Games hockey tournament for the first time.
Dutee finished with her season's best timing of 23.85 seconds, but it was not good enough to qualify her for the semifinals as she finished a distant seventh.