Nation First News: Team India, the only team to remain unbeaten in the tournament, defeated South Africa 5-1 in the Final at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar to win the Gold Medal at the FIH Series Finals. India had already qualified for the Olympics Qualifiers.
For India, Varun Kumar (2, 49), Harmanpreet Singh (11, 25) and Vivek Sagar Prasad (35) scored the goals. Graham Reid scored the lone goal for South Africa in the 53rd minute. Harmanpreet Singh was declared ‘Man of the Match’.
Earlier, Japan beat USA 4-2 to win the Bronze medal. Russia and Poland were the other teams in the tournament.
India scored 35 goals in 5 matches while conceding just 4.