Stupendous performance by hockey teams, says PM Modi

Prime Minister hails women's team for displaying great skill

By Jasleen Kaur - August 04, 2021 6:08 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the "stupendous performance" of Indian hockey teams at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Referring to the semifinal match played by the Indian women's hockey team and the team's performance in the tournament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they played with grit and determination and showcased great skill. The Prime Minister said he was proud of the women's hockey team.

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"One of the things we will remember Tokyo 2020 for is the stupendous performance by our Hockey teams. Today and through the Games, our Women's Hockey team played with grit and showcased great skill. Proud of the team. Best of luck for the game ahead and for future endeavours," he said in a tweet.

The Indian women's hockey team on Wednesday lost 1-2 to Argentina in a hard-fought match at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 here. Indian women's hockey team reached the semifinal at Olympics for the first time.

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The Indian men's hockey team lost 2-5 to Belgium in the semifinal on Tuesday. India reached the semifinal of men's hockey in the Olympics after four decades.

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Earlier, hailing the performance of boxer Lovlina Borgohain, the Prime Minister had tweeted, "Well fought Lovlina! Her success in the boxing ring inspires several Indians. Her tenacity and determination are admirable. Congratulations to her on winning the Bronze. Best wishes for her future endeavours.”

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