Indian Women’s Hockey Team in Olympic Semis For The First Time

AFTER  ace shuttler PV Sindhu bagged the bronze medal almost effortlessly and India’s Men’s Hockey team stormed into semifinal after about five decades, India women defeated Australia to be in the semi-final of hockey in the Tokyo Olympics. The Indian women’s hockey team has indeed scripted history on Monday, July 2 beating their Australian counterpart ranked the world’s number 2 in the quarterfinal match. The win marks the first time India has made it through to the semifinal, according to Firstpost Sports. India’s Gurjit Kaur scored in the 22nd minute to eliminate Australia and the team will play Argentina on Wednesday. Dragflicker Gurjit Kaur, who scored the only goal of the match in the 22nd minute and after the historic win,  told the Olympic channel that the win is a result of all the hard work and effort the players put in as a team in the national camps. “I am very happy. We have worked hard in the camps, today we got the result.”The odds were totally against India as the mighty unbeaten opponent awaited them in the last eight rounds. ‘’But the Indians, determined to prove a point, produced a strong and brave performance to eke out the narrow win over the Hockeyroos.”, says  Firstpost Sports. As Gaurav Gogoi, MP,  says words cannot describe the emotions that India is experiencing as her women’s hockey team beat the world champions Australia through sheer ferocity and skill. Amazing performances by Savita and her team. Thank you to all the coaches and staff. India is behind her hockey teams’’. Congratulating the Indian Women’s Hockey Team on registering a thumping victory in the quarter-final against Australia Navin Patnaik, Odisha Chief Minister, who has sponsored the men’s and women’s hockey teams, says ‘’May the team continue its winning streak & bring glory to the country. Wish the team all the best.’’ ‘By creating necessary infrastructures at the village level, especially in remote tribal villages of Sundargarh, Patnaik has done a lot for the promotion of the long-neglected game. Edited by PKC.


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