Indian women's hockey team to play for bronze: Reaction pours on social media
Playing out a nail-biter, India took on Argentina in the Women's Hockey semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics but went down fighting, 1-2.
Having created history with their brilliant win against Australia in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics, the Indian women's hockey team found themselves in their very first semi-finals at the stage of the Olympics. The Rani Rampal led side pulled off a nail-biting thriller, winning the quarter-final clash in gritty style and handed the 3-time Olympic champions and World No. 2 team from Australia a loss,1-0. Booking themselves a semi-final ticket, India clashed against women's hockey team of Argentina for a shot at the gold medal but sadly couldn't continue their winning streak.
Hoping to continue their dream run, the Sjoerd Marijne coached Indian side played clinically from the get-go before the Argentine team of the Las Leonas turned on the pressure and started to dominate, eventually going on to win 2-1. With this, the Indian women's team will play Great Britain for the bronze medal and hope to win a historic medal for the country!
Here's how social media erupted after the Indian women's hockey team's hearty performance:
Spirited performance, girls!
Not today, maybe, but there is always a tomorrow!
Somewhere the girls have won, today!
Chin up, girls!
What a fight, girls! Come back stronger.
We got the chills too!
The match was totally down to the wire!
The PM lauds as well!
There is still history waiting to be made!
If this isn't a win, what is!
So much of hope right now!
You've won our hearts, girls!
They will be back for bronze!