Indian Women’s Hockey Team Qualifies For First-Ever Olympic Semifinals

The India women’s hockey team on Monday scripted history by qualifying to the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 for the first-ever.   

In the match against Australia, Gurjit Kaur’s goal gave an edge to team India and defeated Australia 1-0. The Indian team led by Rani Rampal has been showered with congratulatory messages on social media.   

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag led the reactions, praising the women’s team on Twitter. “Itni khushi shayad kisi jeet par mehsoos huyi hogi! Absolute Wow moment. First ever Olympics hockey semifinals for our girls. Filled with pride. Chak De India #Hockey”, he wrote.  

Sports Minister Anurag Thakur tweeted, “Splendid Performance!!! Women’s Hockey #TeamIndia is scripting history with every move at #Tokyo2020 ! We’re into the semifinals of the Olympics for the 1st time beating Australia. 130 crore Indians to the Women’s Hockey Team – “we’re right behind you”!”  

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