A decided Indian males’s hockey crew superior to the Olympic semi-finals for the primary time in 49 years, beating Nice Britain 3-1 within the quarter-finals in Tokyo on Sunday, a triumph that leaves the aspect inside one win of a medal that has proved elusive for over 4 many years.
The eight-time former Olympic champions scored three discipline objectives by means of Dilpreet Singh (seventh minute), Gurjant Singh (sixteenth) and Hardik Singh (57th) to seal the win.
Nice Britain’s lone objective was scored by Sam Ward from a penalty nook within the forty fifth minute.
India will tackle world champions Belgium within the semi-final on Tuesday.
India’s final of the eight Olympic gold medals got here method again within the 1980 Moscow Video games however there have been no semi-finals in that version as solely six groups participated within the occasion.
For a rustic that gave the world stalwarts like Main Dhyan Chand and Balbir Singh Senior amongst others, it has been particularly painful to observe the hockey groups’ Olympic debacles earlier than this version.
The final time India featured within the semi-finals of the Olympics was within the 1972 Munich Video games the place they misplaced 0-2 to arch-rivals Pakistan.
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