Day 10 of Tokyo Olympics 2020 proves to be lucky for India as the Indian women’s hockey team creates a new history by qualifying for the Olympic games semifinals. It is the first time that India’s women’s hockey team will be entering the semifinals round in the Olympics history and that too by beating three-time champion Australia.
Indian men’s team entered the Olympic semifinal after a 49-year gap and the world number 9 women’s side also entered history with a great performance that they showed to us. India fought against the world number to Australia and thus the match was tight and challenging. Australia is a very mighty opponent and it is very hard to beat the strong team but Indians, through the point they earned, entered the semi-finals by defeating them.
Such a great performance was also seen back in the 1980 Moscow games where the Indian team finished fourth out of six teams. The sport was in round Robin format with the top two teams qualified for the final and Rani Rampal’s side will play Argentina in the semi-final in the upcoming match which is set on Wednesday. All the fans shower their love and mania hoping for a good performance from the team for the upcoming match too. Well, the drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur showed her one of the best performances while converting India’s lone penalty corner in the 22nd minute which the Australian team found difficult to face.
This has truly become a historic moment for the country and for the women’s hockey team for sure. The hockey team beats Great Britain 3-1 to make it to the semi-final for the first time after 1980 and Manpreet’s led team has high chances to win the medal for the country too. Well after 41 years India’s men’s hockey team is on the level to reach the Olympic semi-finals.
The women’s hockey team beat the Australian team 1-0 in the quarter-final match in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics and as this news came a day after the news of the men’s hockey team qualified for the semi-final match, it left all the hockey fans super happy. The women’s team has finished their pool and the top four teams from each pool have made their way to the knockout stage. The theme has been below par with penalty corner conversions with Gurjit Kaur looking a pale shadow of herself and the team sector 33 penalty corner sofa from 5 pool matches.
Out of those 5 just managed to use 4 chances with all the goals that came via variations. Well fans eagerly waiting for the upcoming match which is on Wednesday and also many are hoping that the Indian women’s hockey team registers another historic moment by getting the medal for the country.