The Indian males’s hockey team dethroned 2018 gold medallist Japan on Friday, claiming their fourth hockey gold within the Asian Games, and likewise certified for the Paris Olympics 2024.PM Modi took to X, previously often called Twitter, and heaped reward on the Indian team, “An exhilarating Gold Medal triumph by our Men’s Hockey Team at the Asian Games! Congratulations to the team for this outstanding performance. This team’s unwavering commitment, passion and synergy have not only won the game but also the hearts of countless Indians. This victory is a testament to their spirit. Best wishes for the endeavours ahead.”
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur additionally congratulated India for his or her fourth gold medal within the Asian Games and wrote, “Our #MenInBlue reign supreme with a GOLD and unbeaten track record at #AsianGames2022 Congratulations to the Men’s Hockey Team for bringing home’s 4th Asian Games and this time with Olympic Quota for Paris!! Every dribble, every goal, every moment showcased the spirit of our nation. Extremely proud of our hockey warriors! A stellar performance that made the nation beam with pride and joy.”
‘Master Blaster’ Sachin Tendulkar too congratulated the team for not solely securing gold but in addition qualifying for the Paris Olympics 2024.”We’ve scored one other GOLD! Many congratulations to the Men’s Hockey Team for successful on the #AsianGames and likewise qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Well carried out!”
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann additionally congratulated the Indian team for clinching a gold within the Asiad and wrote, “India beat Japan 5-1 in the men’s hockey final at the Asian Games to win the gold medal….captain Harmanpreet Singh scored twice and Manpreet Singh, Amit Rohidas and Abhishek scored one each….all Congratulations from me… It is a matter of pride for us that 10 players from Punjab are part of this team… because of this, the pride of all Punjabis has increased today.”
Indian Men’s Hockey Team ahead Sukhjeet Singh earned his 50th International Cap within the match towards Japan.
Harmanpreet Singh (32′, 59′), Manpreet Singh (25′), Amit Rohidas (36′), and Abhishek (48′) scored the objectives for India. Seren Tanaka (51′) scored the only aim for Japan.