Punjab Sports activities Minister Rana Gurmeet Sodhi introduced a money award of Rs 1 crore every for the gamers from the state within the Indian males’s hockey crew.
India gained the bronze medal after an exciting 5-4 victory over Germany on the Tokyo Video games on Thursday, giving the nation its first Olympic hockey medal in additional than forty years.
Germany took an early lead within the goal-rich match by a second-minute aim by Timur Oruz, and posed a risk to eight-time Olympic hockey champions India within the first quarter.
After Simranjeet Singh equalised with a backhand shot for India, Germany saved their cool, scoring two objectives to take a 3-1 lead within the second quarter.
However India pulled degree late in that quarter because of objectives by Hardik Singh and Harmanpreet Singh, making it 3-3 on the halftime break.
India then took a 5-3 lead after Rupinder Pal Singh notched in a penalty stroke and Simranjeet Singh scored his second of the match not lengthy into the second half.
Germany got here again a aim however was unable to power the equaliser, even after taking out its goalie to herald an additional area participant late within the recreation.
India’s bronze was its first Olympic hockey medal since successful gold on the 1980 Moscow Video games.
Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) President Bibi Jagir Kaur has introduced to award Rs 1 crore to the Indian hockey crew. She mentioned the SGPC will even award Rs 5 lakh every to all gamers of Punjab who’re taking part in Olympic.
She mentioned the crew will quickly pay obeisance at Harmandir Sahib when they are going to be offered the award.