Tokyo Olympics 2021: India beat Australia 1-0 to reach the semifinals in women’s hockey of the Tokyo Olympics at the Oi Hockey Stadium North Pitch on Monday. This will be the Indian women’s hockey team’s first semifinal appearance in the Olympics.
India will face Argentina in the semifinals, who defeated Germany 3-0 in the first semifinal.
🇮🇳 HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE!!! 🙌#IND beat and knock out world no. 2 #AUS in the quarter-final match of women’s #hockey by 1-0 to seal their spot in SEMI-FINAL for the first time ever! 😍👏#Tokyo2020 | #StrongerTogether | #UnitedByEmotion pic.twitter.com/HgBcsHg5Ob
— #Tokyo2020 for India (@Tokyo2020hi) August 2, 2021
After PV Sindhu won a historic second individual medal (bronze) and the men’s hockey team entered the semifinal after a gap of 49 years.
The Indian women’s hockey team creates history as they defeat World no. 2 Australia in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
— Dilip Jain (@DilipJa05366867) August 2, 2021
Congratulations pouring in…
Congratulations to Indian women hockey team. Proud moment for all Indians. Good luck for next game girls.
Rab Rakha https://t.co/7rz7460oZM
— Jugraj Singh (@Jugraj0022) August 2, 2021
Gurjit Kaur scored her first goal of the tournament to give India a 1-0 lead. Led by Rani Rampal, the Indian women’s hockey team created history on Monday by advancing to their first semi-final in the history of the Olympics.
In the 22nd minute of the game, Gurjit Kaur scored her first goal of the tournament to give India a 1-0 lead.
At Rio Olympics 2016, India finished 12th out of 12 teams and had also lost 1-6 against Australia in the mega event.
Tons of #Congratulations to Women Indian Hockey Team on beating Australia to Snatch and Make Way to Semi- Finals. History Created by Girl Power. Go Girls Get Gold #ChakDeIndia pic.twitter.com/OGgFsGAnQM
— Shikha Rajpoot (@ShikhaR50421381) August 2, 2021
Lauding the Indian team’s performance, Sports Minister Anurag Thakur wrote, “Splendid Performance!!! Women’s Hockey #TeamIndia is scripting history with every move at #Tokyo2020 ! We’re into the semi-finals of the Olympics for the 1st time beating Australia. 130 crore Indians to the Women’s Hockey Team – “we’re right behind you”!”