A formidable Indian men’s hockey team moved to the semi-finals of the Olympics for the first time in four decades. They beat Great Britain 3-1 in Sunday’s crucial quarterfinal fixture.
The win left the side within sniffing distance of a medal that has been elusive for over four decades. The eight-time Olympic champions pumped in three field goals via Dilpreet Singh (7th minute), Gurjant Singh (16th) and Hardik Singh (57th) to seal the fate.
Sam Ward scored the lone goal for Great Britain from a penalty corner in the 45th minute. India will face world champions Belgium in the semi-final on Tuesday, August 3.
The last time India made it to the last four and eventually won the gold medal was in Moscow Olympics in 1980.