Tokyo Olympics 2020, Hockey: India women team stuns Australia 1-0 reaches semi-finals

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Indian women hockey team (Image: Screengrab from a video tweeted by @Tokyo2020hi)
Indian women hockey team (Image: Screengrab from a video tweeted by @Tokyo2020hi)

New Delhi : Indian women hockey team made history on Monday as they sealed semi-final berth by defeating Australia 1-0 in the quarterfinal match of Tokyo Olympics 2020.

India defeated world No. 2 Australia 1-0 in the quarterfinals for their maiden entry into the medal rounds of the Olympic Games hockey tournament.

This is India's biggest win in the history as they are playing Olympics only for the third time and had struggled to the knockout rounds, finishing fourth in Pool A.

India’s drag-flicker Gurjit Singh scored from the penalty corner in the second quarter. In fact, Gurjit, who is India’s experienced campaigner, wasn’t in the best of forms in the ongoing Tokyo Olympics but she rose to the occasion in style when it mattered the most.

When India had entered the Olympics, they were considered as underdogs but later they stunned all with the stellar performance.

On the other hand, Australia came to quarterfinal with a 5-0 record but they were always playing the catch-up game after conceding the lead. 

India Women will face Argentina in the semifinal of the Tokyo Olympics. This is the first time that they have qualified for the last four in the quadrennial event.