On Monday, the Indian women’s hockey team defeated three-time champion Australia with an individual goal and entered the Olympic semi-finals for the first time, making history. On the second day the Indian men’s team entered the Olympic Games semi-finals after a 49-year span, the world’s ninth women’s team also went down in history with an astonishing performance. After entering the game, Australia, ranked second in the world, a strong undefeated opponent waiting for them in the last four rounds, the odds are completely lost for India.
But the Indians were determined to prove a point, they showed a strong and courageous performance to just beat the hockey team.
Dragflicker Gurjit Kaur took the lead at the crucial moment and converted India’s only penalty corner in the 22nd minute, which stunned the Australians.
India’s best performance in the Olympics can be traced back to the 1980 Moscow Olympics, when it ranked fourth among the six teams.
In that version of the Olympics, women’s hockey made its debut in the Olympics. This sport is played in a round-robin format, and the top two teams are eligible to enter the finals.
Rani Rampalled’s team will face Argentina in the semifinals on Wednesday.