India men's hockey team defeated Germany 5-4 in a high-intensity goal fest to win the bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020, their first medal in Olympics after a gap of 41 years. India had won last at the 1980 Moscow Olympics. People all over the country are thrilled and have flooded Twitter with congratulatory messages. Prime Minister Narendra Moid led the wishes, calling the win historic.
Historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 5, 2021
Congratulations to our Men’s Hockey Team for bringing home the Bronze. With this feat, they have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially our youth. India is proud of our Hockey team. 🏑
President Ram Nath Kovind also took to twitter to congratulate the Indian hockey team on a stunning comeback.
“Congratulations to our men's hockey team for winning an Olympic Medal in hockey after 41 years. The team showed exceptional skills, resilience & determination to win. This historic victory will start a new era in hockey and will inspire the youth to take up and excel in the sport” President tweeted”.
Congratulations to our men's hockey team for winning an Olympic Medal in hockey after 41 years. The team showed exceptional skills, resilience & determination to win. This historic victory will start a new era in hockey and will inspire the youth to take up and excel in the sport— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 5, 2021
Here are some other reactions:
Chak De Fattey ! Burraaah— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 5, 2021
A landmark day for @TheHockeyIndia
After being down 3-1, INDIA fights back to win the bronze medal match 5-3, a first Olympic medal in #Hockey after 40 years. Mazaa aa gaya #IndvsGer pic.twitter.com/0T3ssVPnRG
Wow!! Indian Men’s Hockey Team Congratulations. Resilience and skill at its peak. What an exciting match.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 5, 2021
Shining bright with all the bronze. Spectacular victory at the #Olympics. Kudos to the Indian Men's Hockey Team for bringing home the medal after 41 years!@TheHockeyIndia @WeAreTeamIndia #Cheer4India #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/cScxwL88gR— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) August 5, 2021
Congratulations to each & every member of the hockey contingent on winning the #Bronze for India!— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 5, 2021
A fantastic hard fought win…The penalty corner save by Sreejesh in the dying moments of the game was amazing.👏🏻
Entire 🇮🇳 is immensely proud!#Hockey #Tokyo2020 #Olympics pic.twitter.com/7Rtko9kS63