The Indian hockey team’s poor performance in the London Olympics continued as they suffered their fourth consecutive loss, going down 1-4 to South Korea in their penultimate group B match at the Riverbank Arena here yesterday.
Right-time Olympic champions, India returned to the Games after missing out on Beijing in 2008, were outpaced by the South Koreans.
The South Koreans, who had suffered a 1-2 loss to lowly-ranked Belgium in their last match, played with vengeance. They were impeccable from their penalty corners, converting three of the five chances that came their way. Hyun Woo Nam (60th, 70th) struck twice while Jong Hyun Jang (6th) and Lee Seung (68th) got goals apiece. India were pathetic with their penalty corner conversions, misfiring all the four chances they got. Gurwinder Singh Chandi (10th) scored the only goal for India.
Indians are at the bottom of the group with no points from four matches. India in their last group encounter face Belgium here Tuesday.
Photos: Salman Khan returns from Jodhpur to Mumbai
15 'peach' perfect photos of Priyanka Chopra at People's Choice Awards 2017
Photos: Tennis legend Andre Agassi meets Rahul Dravid in Mumbai
62 going on 16: These photos of Rekha prove she is 'forever young'
Photos: 10 times 'Sultan' Salman Khan wrestled with the law