Indian Women and Men Hockey teams are doing wonders at the ongoing Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia. Though none of them get gold, but they surely won millions of hearts with their performances.
The Indian men`s hockey team face arch-rivals Pakistan for an Asian Games 2018 bronze medal on Saturday at GBK-Hockey Field. India started their Asiad campaign strongly by registering big wins over their opponents. However, the Indian men`s hockey team, who were the favourites to win an Asian Games gold, could not cross the Malaysian hurdle, losing the semifinal 6-7 in a shoot-out. Pakistan, on the other hand, topped Pool B with a total of 15 points.
About Indian Women hockey team, they won silver after losing 1-2 in the final against Japan.
Minami Shimizu and Motomori Kawamura scored for Japan through penalty corners in the 11th an 44th minute while Neha Goyal`s field goal in the 25th minute was the lone strike for India, who were aiming to win their first Asiad gold since 1982. The Indian team had qualified for the final of the Asian Games after a gap of 20 years gap, having beaten China in the semifinals.
Congratulatory messages are pouring in for the talented hocket teams of India, even PM Narendra Modi and Sports Minister tweeting to show their support
Congratulations to the Indian Women`s Hockey Team for winning the Silver at the @AsianGames2018. India is delighted by your stellar performance. Well played. We are all very proud of you! #PresidentKovind pic.twitter.com/vF8diKAANw— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 31, 2018
Absolutely thrilled by the success of the womens Hockey Team! Their spectacular performance is a matter of immense happiness for the 125 crore people of India. Congratulations on winning the Silver! #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/gcvovITldC— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 31, 2018
Women`s Hockey Team Strikes a SILVER!— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 31, 2018
Indian Girls have been unstoppable at the #ASIANGAMES2018! In an exciting and close match, the Indian Women`s Hockey Team has won a SILVER. Hats off to their magnificent performance! #KheloIndia #IndiaAtAsianGames pic.twitter.com/9TajVjAUYB
Medal rush continues. A very big congratulations to the womens Hockey, men and womens Sailing, and mens Squash team, along with #HarshitaTomar & @officialvkyadav on their respective medals. A strong foundation for all sports in India is being built. #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/OWUT3vobM9— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 1, 2018
And here`s intersting history about Indian Men Hockey Team in Asian Games
India Men in Hockey in #AsianGames— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 1, 2018
Summary: G 3, S 9, B 3#AsianGames2018