After scripting history at Tokyo Olympics 2020, the Indian men’s hockey team would land in Delhi on Monday, August 9. The team would meet President Ram Nath Kovind.
The bronze-medalist Indian men's hockey team will then land in Amritsar, Punjab, on August 10. The team would be welcomed by the Punjab government and thousands of Punjabis who are proud of the Indian men's hockey team.
According to information, the 11 players from the state would even visit the hometown of the Skipper Manpreet Singh on August 10.
The villagers here in Punjab have been playing 'dhol nagadas' and firing crackers ever since the team India defeated Germany to bag the bronze medal.
Manpreet Singh’s mother was in tears of joy after Team India scripted history. She said that Manpreet's hard work has paid off. She said that she had told Manpreet to bring gold but she was happy that Team India got a medal. There was no limit to her happiness.
When India lost the semifinals, Manpreet's mother's health deteriorated. However, she took the courage to watch the bronze medal match and see India win at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
She added that Manpreet Singh called her after the win but he could not speak much as he was emotional. She also announced that she would hold the Akhand Path to celebrate India’s sensational victory.
Indian men’s hockey team defeated Germany 5-4 in a bronze medal match. It took 41 years to script history at Olympics. The last time, when India won the medal in hockey at Olympics was at the 1984 Moscow Games, where India had won a Gold medal.