The wait is over.
India's men's hockey team — the most successful in the history of the Olympics with eight gold medals — is finally back on the podium at the Games.
The team claimed bronze with a 5-4 victory over Germany at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo on Thursday to end a winless run stretching back to Moscow 1980, when they won the last of their golds.
There were tears and hugs on the field after the match as the players and their Australian coach Graham Reid celebrated the historic moment.
Team India has won four medals at Tokyo 2020 overall and is aiming to surpass its best Olympic haul of six medals at London 2012.
Despite being the world's second-most populous country, a lack of funding and proper infrastructure have prevented India from becoming an Olympic powerhouse.
At the same time, many athletes choose to play cricket, a non-Olympic sport that enjoys much bigger fanfare in the subcontinent. However, the number of Indian Olympians has, in recent years, risen steadily as the government invests more in sports and athletics.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted to congratulate the team on their win.