Indian women’s hockey team in final- After an impressive performance against Australia, the Indian women’s hockey team made a goalless draw from China on Tuesday to make it to the final of the Olympic trials competition. The Indian team looked in good rhythm in the first quarter and kept constant pressure on the Chinese defense. The world number 10 Indian team got the first penalty corner in the eighth minute but Gurjit Kaur could not convert it into a goal.
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India started the offensive in the second quarter as well and scored a second penalty corner in the 17th minute. Gurjit’s attempt was again thwarted by Chinese goalkeeper Dongziao Li. China needed a win to reach the finals, but the Indian defense left no stone unturned to thwart every attack.
India topped the table with five points from three matches and will now take on world number 14 Japan in the final on Wednesday. The Indian women finished the league stage in the top position in their group by scoring five points from three matches and thus managed to reach the final.
The hero of this victory of India was Savita, who did not let China score goals while making a great defense. The Indian women were in a good rhythm from the first quarter in this match played at Oi Hockey Stadium. He kept the pressure on China’s defense continuously.
India got a penalty corner in the eighth minute which Gurjeet Kaur could not convert into a goal. China also countered, but its share was also not scored. Two minutes after coming in the second quarter, India got their second penalty corner and Gurjit was unsuccessful this time too. Competition between the two teams was good in the second quarter but players from both teams failed to put the ball in the net.
China needed a win, either way, to go to the finals. She was at her best. In the 41st minute, he got a chance to score from a penalty corner which was not allowed by Indian goalkeeper Savita. Even in the 47th minute, Savita did not allow China to score a penalty corner. Even after many attempts, both teams remained goalless till the end of the match and the match ended in a goalless draw.