Yes!!! It has happened. The Indian Women’s Hockey team has done the unthinkable; they have beaten 3 times Olympic Gold Medallist and 2 times world champion Australia. This could win easily be counted as one of the biggest upsets of the decade.
The sole goal from Gurjit Kaur in the 22nd minute was enough to sail past the Aussies and book their place in the first ever Olympics semi-final. India defended well in all the quarters and denied goals from 7 Australian penalty corners.
Just last week, India was struggling for a place in the quarter-finals after 3 defeats in the opening games. Then they turned their fortunes around by training hard and have registered their third win on the trot.
The feat is making Indian fans go crazy on Twitter and they are not shying away from expressing their admiration for the team.
5️⃣: Number of major world titles won by #AUS in women’s hockey (WC + Olympics)
5️⃣: Total number of matches won by #IND in the history of women’s hockey at the #Olympics
Guess who’s going to the semis!
#TeamIndia #Hockey #Tokyo2020
— Yash Jha (@jhayash) August 2, 2021
— Udayan Agrahari (@Ritik63851407) August 2, 2021
— PIB India (@PIB_India) August 2, 2021
Special mention of Savita Punia | @savitahockey who made some incredible saves today.
A special thanks to Wayne Lombard (Scientific Advisor) @waynelombard for working on players' fitness
More power to you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ESjqNeRai2
— India_AllSports (@India_AllSports) August 2, 2021
This is only third time our womens are playing Hockey in Olympics. Last time we played in 2016, we came 12th. Goosebumps. Absolute goosebumps. Miraculous journey. pic.twitter.com/OqIUKS5zH0
— shubham (@batmanalive) August 2, 2021
— Ayusmita (@ayus_mita_) August 2, 2021
— Col Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 2, 2021
Chak de india history created women's hockey team 1st time reach semi final
Man's team after 45 years qualify for semifinal wt a victory Indiana Man's & women's team Chak de india ❤ pic.twitter.com/i9IgSSe5rK
— धर्मेंद्र कुमार (@Dharmen97181371) August 2, 2021
— Pushpa Mehra (@PushpaMehra2021) August 2, 2021
India women hockey team defeats gold medal favorite Australia to reach into the Semifinals of Olympics!
Indians hockey fan watching their men & women team on the verge of bringing lost glory back in a sport it dominated for half the century!
It's coming home!#INDvsAUS pic.twitter.com/EWTVQ4CzSX
— Vishal Verma (@VishalVerma_9) August 2, 2021
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