Tokyo 2020: India wins a Medal in Men’s Hockey since 1980 Moscow Olympics


India men's hockey team defeated Germany (5-4) to win the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • This is India's first Olympic medal in hockey since they won the gold medal in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.
  • This is India's fourth bronze medal at the Olympics. They last won a bronze in the 1972 Munich Olympics.
  • India is the most successful team at the Olympics in men's hockey with eight gold medals.
  • It was a good journey for India men's hockey team in Tokyo Olympics, defeating New Zealand 3-2 in their opening group game, and then picking up wins over Germany (2-0), Spain (3-1), Argentina (3-1), and Japan (5-3) in the group matches. Barring the 7-1 defeat against Australia, and the 5-2 loss in the semifinal to the World Champions Belgium, India won all their games in Tokyo.
  • Olympics Gold and Silver were won by Belgium and Australia respectively.

India’s Successful Olympic Journey

  • 1928 Amsterdam: Gold Medal
  • 1932 Los Angeles: Gold Medal
  • 1936 Berlin: Gold Medal
  • 1948 London: Gold Medal
  • 1952 Helsinki: Gold Medal
  • 1956 Melbourne: Gold Medal
  • 1964 Tokyo: Gold Medal
  • 1980 Moscow: Gold Medal
  • 1960 Rome: Silver Medal
  • 1968 Mexico City: Bronze Medal
  • 1972 Munich: Bronze Medal
  • 2020 Tokyo: Bronze Medal

Women’s Hockey: Indian Team First from Country to Play Semifinal

  • Indian women have done themselves and India proud with a valiant effort at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Captained by Rani Rampal, the team lost the Hockey Bronze Medal match 3-4 to the Rio Olympic champions at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo.
  • At Tokyo Olympics, Indian Hockey team became the first women’s hockey team from the country to make it to the semi-final in Olympics.
  • While Bronze was won by Great Britain, final match for Gold and Silver will be played between the Netherlands and Argentina.