- Indian women’s hockey team entered for the first time in the semifinal.
- Side-Flickr, Gurjit kaur penalty corner led the win.
The Indian women’s hockey team created history on Monday by entering in Olympic Games semifinal rounds interestingly, beating three-time champions Australia by a lone objective. A day after the Indian men’s group entered the Olympic semifinal rounds following a 49-year wait, the world no.9 women’s side additionally entered the set of history books with an amazing performance. Coming into the match, the chances were absolutely against India as world no.2 Australia, a strong unbeaten side, anticipated them in the last four rounds.
But Indians were still up in the air to make a statement, created a solid and bold execution to squeeze out the thin win over the world no. 2 team.
Side-Flickr, Gurjit Kaur adapted to the situation when it made a difference and changed over India’s solitary penalty corner in the 22nd moment to astound the Australians.
Just raw, sheer emotions. 🥺❤️— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 2, 2021
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India’s best presentation in the Olympics returned way in the 1980 Moscow Games where they completed fourth out of six groups.
In that version of the Games, women’s hockey made its introduction in the Olympics and the game was played in a cooperative arrangement with the best two groups for the final.
The Rani Rampal-drove side will play Argentina in the elimination round on Wednesday.