Punjab govt announces Rs 1 crore cash award to India men’s hockey team players from the state

Punjab government announces a cash award of Rs 1 crore each to the India men’s hockey team players from the state. The India men’s hockey team won Bronze medal after defeating Germany in Tokyo Olympics.

Indian men’s hockey team on Thursday morning created history at the Tokyo Olympics by winning a bronze, their first medal in 41 years from the sport. 

Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi made the announcement after India beat Germany 5-4 in the bronze play-off. “On this historic day for #IndianHockey I am delighted to announce a cash award of Rs 1crore each to players 4m#Punjab We await ur return to celebrate the much deserving medal in #Olympics,” Sodhi tweeted.

Punjab had eight players, including skipper Manpreet Singh, in the Indian men’s hockey team. The others are Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Hardik Singh, Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh and Mandeep Singh.

The team defeated Germany 5-4 in a thrilling third-place clash to come away with the bronze medal in a sensational comeback match. Indian team managed to score four goals in the last six minutes of the game after going down 1-3. 

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