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India wins Olympic medal in Hockey after 41 years, beating a plucky Germany, a historical day

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The Indian men's hockey team rewrote history as it claimed an Olympic medal after 41 years, beating a plucky Germany 5-4 to claim the bronze in an edge-of-the-seat play-off match of the ongoing Games.

The Indian hockey team once again made history as they won the Olympic medal after 41 years, beating plucky Germany 5-4 to claim bronze in the semi-finals of the ongoing Games here on Thursday.

The eight-time gold medalists, who have been battling a traumatic fall over the past four decades, have made the revival of the past few years one of the best in the Olympic medal.

Simranjeet Singh (17, 34 minutes) scored the equalizer, while Hardik Singh (27), Harmanpreet Singh (29) and Rupinder Pal Singh (31) were among India's top scorers.

Germany's goals came from Timur Oruz (2), Niklas Wellen (24), Benedikt Furk (25) and Lukas Windfeder (48).

Determined to win the medal, the Indians made an unforgettable return to the history of the game, battling a two-goal deficit to win the game for them.

There were tears and hugs in the stadium as the Indians led by Manpreet Singh and trained by Australia's Graham Reid enjoyed the history.

It is the third bronze hockey medal in Olympic history.

The other two arrived in 1968 in Mexico City and the Munich Games in 1972.

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