Tokyo Olympics; Indian Women’s hockey team enter semi-finals for the first time

Indian women’s hockey team scripted history in the Tokyo Olympics. In hockey, India advanced to the semi-finals. For the first time in history, the women’s hockey team enters the semi-finals after beating Australia 1-0 in the quarterfinals.

India held onto their lead through Gurjit Kaur in the second quarter as they showcased immense defensive might to keep the Australian women at bay.  Rani Rampal and her team will face Argentina in the semis who beat Germany 3-0 in the previous quarterfinals match.

Meanwhile, India’s Kamalpreet Kaur will compete in the final of the women’s discus throw today. The Indian team will also participate in a shooting match today.

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Sprinter Dutee Chand failed to make it to the semifinals of the women’s 200m dash as she finished seventh in her heat and 38th overall out of 41 athletes. She clocked 23.85s which was her season’s best performance yet could not progress. Indian shooters Aishwary Singh Tomar and Sanjeev Rajput are also in action now, they are taking part in the 50m Rifle 3 Positions Men’s qualification round. 

Kenny Harrison of the United States advanced to the semifinals in the women’s 200m hurdles. Puerto Rico’s Jasmine set an Olympic record in women’s 100m hurdles and she finished the race in 12.26 seconds.

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