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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Indian Women’s Hockey Team Creates History After Entering Maiden Semifinals

Indian women’s hockey team has registered its one of the greatest wins in history by beginning Monday with a shocking 1-0 success throughout three-time champions Australia 1-0 to arrive at their semifinal rounds in women’ hockey in the Tokyo Olympics.

India’s said hero Gurjit Kaur who scored her maiden Olympic goal in 22nd minute and led India to the last-4 of the Tokyo Games where they may face any of the Argentina, New Zealand, Spain, Netherlands or Great Britain.

Gurjit scored through a penalty corner, a first for India in this Olympics and the primary yielded through a PC by the Hockeyroos.

India some way or another figured out how to clutch their lead from that point onwards, defending against a large number of attacking waves from Australia to finish a hat-trick of wins. Argentina beat Germany 3-0 in the first quarterfinal on Monday.

India managed to save an incredible 8 penalty corners while changed over the one in particular that they got in the match to register perhaps the most popular wins in Olympic history.

“Very happy with the win, everybody worked very hard for this win. We performed like one team and we are feeling so happy to have qualified for the semifinals. Thank you to all those who supported the Indian women’s team,” said Gurjit Kaur after the match.

“This team is like a family, including the coaching staff. Our entire country supports us and everybody’s prayers are with us,” she said.

It was India’s third win in this Olympics after Ireland (1-0) and South Africa (4-3). They had opened their mission with three consecutive losses against the Netherlands (1-5), Germany (0-2) and Great Britain (1-4).

This is India’s greatest success in women’s hockey as the team is playing in the Olympics just for the third time and had battled to the knockout rounds, completing fourth in Pool A.

The Indian women hockey team’s best completion at the Olympics came on debut in Moscow back in 1980 when they finished fourth in the six-group competition.

Prior on Sunday, the Indian men’s hockey team also arrived at their first-historic semi-final at the Olympics after recording a stunning Great Britain 3-1 in the quarterfinal. India will take on title holders of world champions Belgium in the semi-final round on Tuesday.

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