After it was hammered by Australia 7-1 in their earlier match, India got their men’s hockey campaign at the Olympics back on track with a 3-0 victory over Spain, in Tokyo, on Tuesday morning.
The eight-time Olympic champions forged ahead through Simranjeet Singh in the 14th minute and added another goal through Rupinder Pal Singh in the next minute after forcing a series of penalty-corners.
Rupinder Pal added his second and made it 3-0 from another penalty-corner in the 51st minute, his powerful drag-flick packing too much power and racing through the Spanish defence into goal.
The win was India’s second . It had beaten New Zealand in the first match.