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The Indian women’s hockey team scripted history by defeating three-time champions Australia 1-0 at Tokyo Olympics and booked a maiden semi-final berth in women’s hockey at the mega event.

On Sunday, the Indian men’s hockey team entered the sem-finals at Tokyo Olympics for the first time in 49 years, defeating Great Britain 3-1 in the quarter-finals in Tokyo.

Shuttler PV Sindhu made India proud on Sunday as she won a bronze medal at Tokyo Olympics by defeating He Bing Jiao of China 21-13, 21-15.

With this win, Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win 2 consecutive individual Olympic medals.

Terming the efforts of both the men’s and women’s hockey teams at the Tokyo Olympics “historic”, Prime Minister Modi on Monday tweeted: “Not only has PV Sindhu won a well deserved medal, but also we saw historic efforts by the men’s and women’s hockey teams at the Olympics.”

“I’m optimistic that 130 crore Indians will continue to work hard to ensure India reaches new heights as it celebrates its Amrut Mahotsav,” the PM added.

According to a match report, a Gurjit Kaur penalty corner (PC) conversion in the 22nd minute, combined with a massive performance from Savita Punia in goal, helped India defeat three-time champions Australia 1-0 at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.

Union minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted: “India’s dream is coming to reality! Our Women’s Hockey Team has defeated Australia! India’s Men’s and Women’s teams have reached semi-finals at #Tokyo2020 Olympics! I have no words to express my excitement and happiness!”

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