Tokyo Olympics: Twitter buzz with ‘Chak De India’ as women’s hockey team creates history

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Tokyo Olympics: The Indian women’s hockey team made history on Monday by reaching the Olympic semi-finals for the first time.

India beat Australia 1-0 in the second quarter to go to the Tokyo 2020 semi-finals, owing to Gurjit Kaur’s goal.

Meanwhile, on Monday, the Indian women’s hockey team made history by becoming the first Indian team to qualify for the Olympic Games semi-finals, defeating three-time winners Australia.

The Indian women’s hockey team’s greatest performance in the Olympics occurred in 1980, when they finished fourth out of six teams in Moscow.

On the other hand, celebrities and fans alike took to social media to express their support for Rani Rampal and the Indian women’s squad.

Twitter buzz with #ChakDeIndia as India enter into Olympic semi-final.

Former Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju expressed his happiness, “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!”

Current Sports Minister Anurag Thakur also tweeted, “Splendid Performance!!! Women’s Hockey #TeamIndia is scripting history with every move at #Tokyo2020 ! We’re into the semi-finals of the Olympics for the 1st time beating Australia. 130 crore Indians to the Women’s Hockey Team – “we’re right behind you”!”

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In the semifinals, India will face Argentina, who defeated Germany 3-0 to earn a position in the last four.

With a semi-final berth secured, India’s women’s hockey team would also guaranteed a spot in a medal match in Tokyo 2020.

Meanwhile, After defeating Great Britain in the quarterfinals on Sunday, the Indian men’s hockey team has advanced to the Olympic semifinals for the first time in four decades.

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