Olympic hockey: Indian women lose semi-final 1-2 to Argentina, to play for bronze
Tokyo, August 4, 2021
The Indian women's hockey team's dream of winning a gold medal on their maiden entry into the knockout stages of the Olympics ended in a 1-2 defeat to Argentina in the semi-finals at the Tokyo Games here on Wednesday.
It looked like India's fairy-tale run, that saw them reach the semifinals after losing their first three matches, will continue when drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur put them ahead in the second minute but Argentina's skipper Maria Noel Barrionuevo scored a brace to help her team emerge 2-1 winners and reach the final.
India will play Great Britain for the bronze medal on Friday.