The 11-a-side game was handed a huge boost for its survival as an Olympic sport after its biggest audience – India – won a first medal after a 41-year hiatus following a thrilling 5-4 win over Germany at the Tokyo Oympics.
It had to be India’s own ‘Wall’ who saved the day. With six seconds remaining and Germany bearing down on goal with one final penalty corner chance, PR Sreejesh’s left glove saw India to bronze.
They had to do so from 3-1 down as Germany finished off the podium for the first time since Sydney 2000.
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