Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian Men's Hockey team defeats Great Britain, enters semifinals after 41 years

Hardik scored in the closing stages as India defeated Great Britain 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics. The team will face Belgium in the semis.

By Rajan Nath - August 01, 2021 6:08 pm

Tokyo Olympics 2020, India vs Great Britain Hockey: India men's hockey team on Sunday reached the semi-final of the Olympics for the first time after 41 years as India defeated Great Britain 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Hardik Singh smashed a spectacular goal during the 4th quarter of the match to help India take a 3-1 lead against Great Britain during the quarterfinals.

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India suffered a blow when skipper Manpreet Singh received a yellow card in the dying minutes, but Hardik scored in the 57th minute to extend India's lead.

Dilpreet Singh got India off the mark early as he smashed a goal in the 7th minute of the match. Simranjeet stole the possession and passed through England's defenders to Dilpreet who gave India the lead.

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Gurjant Singh doubled the lead as he scored right at the start of the second quarter. India maintained the lead and went to the second half of the game with a score of 2-0.

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In the third quarter, Sam Ward gave Great Britain something to play as he scored a goal in the dying minutes of the 3rd quarter. Great Britain won three back-to-back penalty corners and finally converted the last one into the goal.

In the final quarter, Great Britain tried hard to score a goal after breaching the Indian defense but PR Sreejesh made a fine save to keep India on top.

-PTC News

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