Indian hockey team News
Although it was India who dominated the proceedings in the first and second quarter with better ball possession (58 per cent) and a higher number of circle penetrations (14 for India and 8 for Korea), the Korean side rallied on a strong defensive structure in the third and fourth quarter to deny any opportunity for India to score.
It was a sad moment for the Rani Rampal-led side after losing the bronze medal match against Great Britain on 6 August. When Indian women players learned that they would have to return empty-handed after such a valiant performance in Tokyo, they could not hold back their tears. Know what he said on this in an interview with Sudhir Chaudhary.
The Indian men's hockey team, which ended a 41-year medal drought by clinching a bronze medal in Tokyo, rose to 3rd in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Rankings, behind Belgium and Australia, respectively. Whereas, the Indian women's hockey team, moved up to the 8th position according to the latest FIH world rankings.