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India vs Australia Women’s Hockey: Indian women create history, enter Olympic hockey semifinal for first time
2nd August – The Rani Rampal-led India entered the semi-finals after Gurjit Kaur scored the only goal of the quarter-final in the 22nd-minute to stun the Group B toppers.
A brave and determined Indian women’s hockey team etched its name in the history books by entering the Olympic Games semifinals for the first time, stunning three-time champions and world no.2 Australia 1-0 in an intense last-eight tie here on Monday.
A day after the Indian men’s team entered the Olympic semifinals following a 49-year gap, the world no. 9 women’s side also produced a phenomenally gritty performance to make it way into the last four.
Coming into the match, the odds were totally against India as in world no.2 Australia, a mighty unbeaten opponent, awaited them.