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Indian women’s hockey aggregation is like a family, our adamantine assignment has paid off, says goalscorer Gurjit Kaur

Indian women’s hockey aggregation is like a family, our adamantine assignment has paid off, says goalscorer Gurjit Kaur

India’s drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur, who denticulate the champ in India’s beauteous 1-0 win adjoin Australia in the women’s hockey quarter-finals, said that the team’s adamantine assignment has paid off. India will face Argentina in the semi-finals.

Gurjit Kaur denticulate the acceptable ambition for India in the 22nd minute

This aggregation is like a family, says India's goalscorer Gurjit Kaur

India exhausted Australia 1-0 in their women's hockey quarterfinal in Tokyo

India accomplished the semi-finals of the women's Olympic hockey clash on Monday afterwards accepting a hard-fought 1-0 win over Australia afterward a close bout at the Tokyo Olympics.

India will now face Argentina in the semi-finals on Wednesday afterwards the South Americans austere the quarter-finals for the aboriginal time aback 2012 afterwards a 3-0 win over Germany.

Gurjit Kaur denticulate India's acceptable ambition off a first-half amends bend that fabricated its way accomplished Australia goalie Rachael Lynch, who had kept a apple-pie area in the antecedent four matches.

"Very blessed with the win, everybody formed actual adamantine for this win. We performed like one aggregation and we are activity so blessed to accept able for the semifinals. Thank you to all those who accurate the Indian women's team,” an animated Gurjit Kaur said afterwards the match.

"This aggregation is like a family, including the apprenticeship staff. Our absolute country supports us and everybody's prayers are with us," added Gurjit Kaur.

Australia were clumsy to equalise in the additional bisected admitting ramping up the burden and acceptable a cardinal of amends corners.

This is India's third win in this Olympic attack in assumption afterwards the triumphs over Ireland (1-0) and South Africa (4-3). They had opened their attack with three alternating defeats adjoin the Netherlands (1-5), Germany (0-2) and Great Britain (1-4).

The Indian women hockey team's best accomplishment at the Olympics came on admission in Moscow aback in 1980 back they concluded fourth in the six-team competition.

Over the accomplished brace of years, the Indian Women's aggregation has accustomed itself as able contenders in Asia. The aggregation has won argent at the Asian Champions Trophy 2018, Asian Games in 2018, and gold at the 2017 Asia Cup.

At the Rio Olympics, India was alone at the Group Stage itself with four losses and a draw adjoin Japan.

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