Manpreet Singh, the captain of India’s men’s hockey team, dedicated the bronze medal win at the 2016 Tokyo Olympics to all the COVID-19 fighters who have been working to save lives during the pandemic. It took 41 years, but every Indian’s dream came true on Thursday when the men’s hockey team defeated Germany 5-4 to win the bronze medal here at the Oi Hockey Stadium — North Pitch. This was a team effort involving all of the players, coaches, and support personnel. Their unwavering support has culminated in a favorable conclusion today.
This triumph is dedicated to the COVID fighters who have worked tirelessly to preserve lives. “This medal comes after 41 years of hard work, and I’m optimistic that my team will continue to progress and perform better in the forthcoming events as well,” Manpreet said in a Twitter statement. “At the end of the day,” he stated, “I’d want to extend my appreciation to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji, the Ministry of Sports, Hockey India, SAI, 10A, and the Punjab Police for their constant support and motivation for the National Hockey Team.”
The Men in Blue displayed incredible resilience, strength, and winning spirit in a stunning comeback victory over a powerful German squad. Minutes after the Indian men’s hockey team won bronze, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to captain Manpreet Singh and coach Graham Reid, telling them that their months of hard effort had finally paid off.
“Many congratulations to you and your entire team; you have created history.” The entire country is overjoyed. Your efforts have been rewarded. You’ve put in a lot of effort; please wish the entire side on my behalf. The entire country is overjoyed, and coach Reid, you have made history. In a video broadcast on the official Twitter feed of SAI Media, PM Modi was heard stating to Manpreet and Reid, “My best wishes are with you.”