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The women’s hockey team has done us all proud by marking a spot for itself in the semi finals at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics! Soon after the men’s team won their spot in the semis, our girls also followed with a victory of their own. This was no less than a Chak De moment for India. Out girls won their spot in the semis after beating the mighty Aussies who are known to be a tough team. The Australian women’s team is ranked World No 2 and is a 3 time champion at the Olympics, so this is a definite victory for our girl squad. It is worth pointing out that our women’s team has never before reached the semi final at Olympics.

The odds were totally against our desi gang as they entered the arena. But after consistent tough play, our team scored the win when Gurjit Kaur was able to successfully convert a penalty corner! As our girls continue to shine at the Olympics, it is worth pointing out that the country needs to spend more on providing the best facilities and opportunities to girls across different sports, instead of focusing all resources on men’s cricket!


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