Tokyo2020 for India:
Why the Indian Women’s Hockey team deserves special appreciation and why today’s win is one of Team India’s greatest Hockey victories
India beat top-seeded Australia by converting an early goal and then maintaining pressure till the final hooter.
Gurjit Kaur converted India’s first and ONLY penalty corner, making the most of the golden opportunity for the Indian eves.
Seasoned goalkeeper Savita registered a 100% accuracy rate with 2/2 saves, keeping the Aussies at bay.
Midfielder Monika, the last defender against penalty corners cleared ALL the balls that came her way with a straight stick halt!
Experienced defenders Deep Grace Ekka and Udita stuck to man marking till the final hooter, denying the Aussies a chance to equalise.
Finally, young forwards Salima Tete, Sharmila Devi and Lalremsiami kept the Australian defence frustrated with their inspired play and commendable tackles.
Not just is this triumph a historic moment for India, it’s also one of the greatest upsets in Women’s Hockey history!