Indian hockey stars return from Asian Games with bronzeBy ANI
Saturday, November 27, 2010
NEW DELHI - The Indian hockey team arrived in New Delhi on Friday after bagging a bronze medal in the XVIth Asian Games being held in Guangzhou, China.
The women’s hockey team, which failed to get a medal at the event, also arrived on Friday.
The Indian men’s hockey team defeated four time Asian Games champion South Korea 1-0 and won a bronze. The team lost to Malaysia in the semi-finals.
Skipper Rajpal Singh expressed satisfaction with the team result.
“We went to win the tournament because the team was in full rhythm, but due to one unlucky match we could not qualify for the final. But the overall performance of the team was very good, so we are happy,” said Singh.
India’s performance in the Asian Games has given the country hope about achieving a good medal haul at the London Olympics in 2012. (ANI)