Indian hockey team ended their 33 year medal drought at the hockey world league final today when they defeated none other than the defending champions Netherlands 3 – 2 in the penalty shootout. India’s last medal at a major international event was 1982 Champions Trophy gold.
The bronze medal match in Raipur today had all elements of a Hollywood thriller. The match see-sawed between the two sides as Netherlands took lead of 2 – 0 in the first quarter. Mirco Pruisjer and Niek van der Schoot scored from field goals as the Indian defence was looking anything but confident. But India came in the subsequent quarters with Rupinder Pal Singh Singh and Ramandeep Singh equalizing the teams.
— FIH (@FIH_Hockey) December 6, 2015