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Tokyo Olympics : Indian women's hockey team enters Olympic semifinals defeating invincible Australia for the first time

 Tokyo, Aug 2 (Fast Mail News) - The Indian women's hockey team has entered the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics by defeating the unbeaten Australian team 1-0 in the tournament so far.

The performance of the Indian team in the quarter final match was worth watching. Especially of goalkeeper Savita Poonia. Australia got seven penalty corners but could not get any of them to the goal post.

Drag-flicker Gurjeet Kaur scored in the 22nd minute of the match to give India the lead and in the end this score proved decisive.



 The Indian team did not have a good start in Tokyo. The team had suffered a major defeat in the first three matches. The team was beaten 5-1 by the Netherlands, 2-0 by Germany and 4-1 by Britain. It looked like the team would be out of the tournament. But the team made a strong comeback and has now made its place in the semi-finals. The semi-final match of the Indian team will be against Argentina on Wednesday.

The best performance of the Indian women's hockey team was in the 1980 Moscow Olympics where it was ranked fourth out of six teams.

It was at the 1980 Moscow Olympics that women's hockey was first included in the Olympics. Six teams participated in the round-robin here.

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