New Delhi: The dream of the Indian women’s hockey team, which created history with their courage and zeal, was shattered by the world number two team Argentina. Although the Indian team gave a tough fight to the Argentine team but lost 1-2. This defeat broke the heart of the Indian team, but the game they showed would make every Indian proud. No one could have imagined reaching the last four before going to the Olympics, but their zeal and passion made it happen.
India still has a chance to win a bronze medal, for which they will face Great Britain in a third-fourth-place match on Friday. Gurjit Kaur scored for India in the second minute but captain Maria Barionueva converted penalty corners for Argentina in the 18th and 36th minutes.
Earlier, the Indian team had defeated three-time champion Australia in the quarter-finals. Earlier, in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, the Indian team had finished fourth out of six teams. At that time women’s hockey was included in the Olympics for the first time and matches were played in a round-robin format.