New Delhi: The Punjab state government announced that it will provide a 1 crore rupee cash prize to each of the Indian men’s hockey team players in the state. The Indian men’s ice hockey team defeated Germany at the Tokyo Olympics and won the bronze medal. On Thursday morning,
Indian men’s hockey teams made history at the Tokyo Olympics and won a bronze medal. This is his first medal in 41 years of participation in this sport.
Punjab Sports Minister Lana Gemit Singh Sodi announced the news after India beat Germany in the playoffs for the bronze medal by 54 points. “On this historic #IndianHockey day, I am pleased to announce that a 10 million rupee cash prize is awarded to 4 million players each #Punjab. We look forward to their return to celebrate the #Olympic Games by winning a well deserved medal.” Sodhi said The tweet said.
Punjab has eight players, including the Indian men’s hockey team, including captain Manpreet Singh. The others are Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Hardik Singh, Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, and Mandeep Singh.
The team defeated the German team 5-4 in a thrilling game to win the third place, and won the bronze medal in a sensational comeback match. The Indian team scored 1-3.
in the last 6 minutes of the game.
Harmanpreet Singh converted India’s third penalty kick in the bronze medal match with Germany, helping India to tie the score to level 3-3 with just over a minute left in the second quarter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked with the men’s hockey team captain Manpruit Singh, head coach Graham Reid and assistant coach Pius Dube to congratulate the team on their victory. Bring home the bronze medal.
In a social media post, Prime Minister Modi tweeted: Historic! This day will forever be etched in the memory of every Indian. Congratulations to our men’s hockey team for bringing home the bronze medal. With this feat, they captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially our youth. India is proud of our hockey team. “
A statement from Orissa’s Chief Minister’s Office indicated that Orissa’s Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also spoke with the Indian men’s hockey team by phone to congratulate them on their victory.