TOKYO: The Indian women's hockey team made history today by defeating the mighty Australians 1-0 in the quarter-final match.
The World No 9 India women's hockey team defeated Australia and reach the Olympic Games semi-finals for the first time.
For the first time in the history of the Olympics, both men and women hockey teams of India have entered the semifinals at Olympics.
Australia won their second penalty corner at the start of the third quarter but were unable to convert it into a goal because a great goal attempt by Grace was blocked by the Indian defenders.
By the end of the third quarter, India had maintained their 1-0 lead and put the Aussies under pressure.
A day after the Indian men's team returned to the Olympic semifinals after a 49-year of a gap, the world no. 9 women's team made history with a phenomenally realistic performance.
Ddetermined to make a point, the Indians delivered a strong and brave performance to eke out a narrow victory over the Hockeyroos.
Rani Rampal's team will face Argentina in the semifinals on August 4.
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