Hangzhou, October 6, 2023: Indian Hockey team defeated Japan 5-1 in the final to win gold medal in in the Asian Games on Friday and also secured a berth in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
The Indian side displayed a dominating performance, as they scored 5 goals while their opponents could manage to send the ball only once into the nets.
With this win, the Indian men’s hockey team has sealed their spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The top goalscorer for India was Harmanpreet Singh, who successfully encashed the two penalty corners in the 32nd and 59th minutes, respectively. However, the opening goal came at the hands of Manpreet Singh (25th minute).
Another goal was hit by Amit Rohidas, through a penalty corner (36th minute), whereas, Abhishek scored a field goal (48th minute).