Indian ladies hockey group made history on Monday (August 2) at the Tokyo Olympics, when they entered the Olympics elimination rounds without precedent for their set of experiences. The Rani Rampal-drove Indian group crushed world No. 2 Australia 1-0 in the quarterfinal conflict because of Gurjit Kaur's 22nd-minute strike. India's best outcome was a fourth spot finish in a cooperative rivalry with six groups in the 1980 Olympic Games.
A day after the Indian men's group entered the Olympic elimination rounds following a 49-year hole, the world no. 9 ladies side likewise entered the set of experiences books with an incredibly coarse presentation. Coming into the match, the chances were absolutely against India as in world no.2 Australia, a strong unbeaten rival, anticipated them in the last four rounds.
Be that as it may, not really settled to make a statement, created a solid and bold execution to squeeze out the thin win over the Hockeyroos. Drag-flash Gurjit Kaur adapted to the situation when it made a difference and changed over India's solitary punishment corner in the 22nd moment to shock the Australians.
India's best exhibition in the Olympics returned way in the 1980 Moscow Games where they completed fourth out of six groups. In that version of the Games, ladies' hockey made its introduction in the Olympics and the game was played in a cooperative configuration with the top two groups meeting all requirements for the last. The Rani Rampal-drove side will play Argentina in the elimination round on Wednesday (August 4). Here in Tokyo, their mission has been an account of strength. Subsequent to losing their initial three matches against Netherlands, Germany, and reigning champs Great Britain, the Indian ladies made a splendid rebound, overcoming higher-positioned Ireland 1-0 and overwhelming South Africa 4-3 to keep themselves in the chase. India's spot in the last eight rounds was gotten after Great Britain crushed Ireland 2-0 in the last Pool A match.
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