Asian Games: India Crush Pakistan, Win Rio Olympics Hockey Ticket

India beat defending champions Pakistan 4-2 in a shootout after regulation time ended 1-1.

updated: October 03, 2014 12:39 IST
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Indian players celebrate after winning the men's hockey final vs Pakistan.


In a thrilling final, India got the better of Pakistan to win the Asian Games men's hockey gold after 16 years. India and Pakistan were locked 1-1 at the end of 60 minutes of regulation time. In a dramatic shootout, India prevailed 4-2 after goalkeeper Sreejesh brought off a couple of stunning saves. (Day 13 Blog | Medal Tally)

The win ensures India a direct ticket to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. India had to struggle to make the 2012 London Games where they finished last. This victory has been the best so far under Australian coach Terry Walsh. India were playing an Asian Games final after a gap of 12 years. (Also Read: Olympic Gold Quest Gives 10 Lakh to Aggrieved Sarita Devi | She Accepts Bronze Medal, Finally)

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