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Ecstasy and Agony as India stun Australia

By Rediff Sports
August 02, 2021 16:50 IST
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A determined Indian women's hockey team outclassed three-time champions Australia 1-0 to create history by entering the Olympic Games semi-finals for the first time in Tokyo on Monday.

Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur converted India's lone penalty corner in the 22nd minute as World No 9 India got the better of the mighty Australians with a gritty performance to set up a semi-final clash with Argentina.

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IMAGE: The Indian players celebrate after winning the quarter-final.

IMAGE: The dejected Australians.

IMAGE: India's Gurjit Kaur, celebrates, with team-mate Nisha Warsi after winning the match.
Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

IMAGE: Australia's Brooke Peris in tears after losing the match.
Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

IMAGE: The jubilant Indian players celebrate their victory in style.
Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

IMAGE: India will hope to continue their winning run when they take on World No 5 Argentina in Wednesday's semi-final.
Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

IMAGE: Gurjit Singh celebrates scoring the goal for India in the 22nd minute. She converted the chance with a low flick to give India the deserved lead to catch the Aussies off guard.
Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images

 

 

 
 
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