London Olympics 2012: India Now out of Medal Contention after 3-Straight Loses in Hockey
This Friday, India’s Hockey team crashed and felt really bad after they dropped in a 2-5 defeat against Germany for their third straight reverse in Group B of the Olympic men’s Hockey competition.
While they were recording their third consecutive wins against the Indians, the Germans gave a fine exhibition of their efficiency based on strong basics. Meanwhile, the Indians, made an enthusiastic 15 minutes start however, after that, they suddenly caved in under pressure and just gave the way to the roaring Germans.
The 20-year old Florian Fuchs was leading the German charge with three strikes (7th, 16th, and 37th) while Oliver Kom (24th) and Christopher Wesley (33rd) chipped in with one apiece. They seemingly prepared for this set as they just roared on ice and hit the goal. But India did not just stand and slide on ice because they also accomplished some goals from Ramachandra Raghunath, whose 14th minute drag-flick got deflected into the net, and Tushar Khandkar (62nd).
After winning against India, Germany is now assured of a spot in the semifinals along with the Netherlands. The two countries had 9 points apiece, while India are out of medal contention and have to be content to play for minor positions regardless of their results against South Korea and Belgium in their remaining two league games. The audiences were actually expecting India to become part of the semifinals because they really showed a lot of dash and flair during the first quarter when they had the German defense under pressure and even struck the equalizer. However, their performance suddenly faded away once the defending champions got going.
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