The Indian women’s hockey team had created history after defeating mighty Australia 1-0 to book a semi-final berth. India face Argentina in their maiden Olympic semi-final.
India have taken a goal lead in the first quarter as Gurjit Singh converts the penalty corner to give India an early lead.
India are 1-0 up against Argentina at the end of the first quarter. However, the second quarter saw Argentina equalise 1-1. The World No 2 team converted the penalty into goal as Barrionuevo Maria Noel makes it 1-1.
2′ Gurjit Kaur you BEAUTTYYYYY!
She converts India’s first Penalty Corner into a goal inside the first two minutes.
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) August 4, 2021
Earlier, against Australia, Gurjit Kaur had scored the lone goal in the match during the first half through a penalty corner. Soon after the ladies became a household name.
With this win, it was the first time the eves entered the semi-finals of the big tournament.
The time the women had made their first Olympic appearance was at the 1980 Games in Moscow. The second Olympic appearance was at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
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