India vs Argentina Highlights, Women Hockey Semi-Final, Tokyo Olympics 2020: The Indian women’s hockey team’s dream of winning a gold medal on their maiden entry into the knockout stages ended in a 1-2 defeat to Argentina in the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics 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. India sealed its spot in the semi-final after beating Australia by 1-0 while Argentina defeated Germany by 3-0 for their semi-final spot. This is the first time in history that the Indian Women’s hockey team has reached this level at the Olympics. The winning goal from the Indian side was scored by Gurjit Kaur. India also saved as many as eight penalty corners to register their win against the three-time Olympic champions. The Argentinian side have clinched the silver medal in 2000 Sydney Games and 2012 London Games.
What time is the Tokyo Olympics India vs Argentina match?
India's hopes of entering a first ever Tokyo Olympics final ended with a 1-2 defeat to Argentina on Wednesday. Also check who India will face in the bronze medal match.
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What a save from the Argentina keeper!
51' Gurjit Kaur takes the shot but the opponent Goalkeeper manages to save it.— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) August 4, 2021
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Those long hours of training, the strict diet, the daily fitness regime, the data collection, the data crushing, and the data analysis.
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1st Quarter Done! India have been confident in possession and attacked down both channels with Rani leading from the front. Argentina have endured quite a few barrages on their goal but the difference between the teams is Gurjit Kaur's strike in the opening play of the game.
Fourth Medal for India!
Meanwhile, India have confirmed their fourth medal as Ravi Dahiya has reached the gold medal match in the Men's 57kg freestyle! India will have at least a silver medal!
It’s been just 10 days when India women hockey team began its Tokyo Olympics campaign - their third ever appearance at the marquee event and a second straight after Rio Games in 2016. India lost to Netherlands 1-5. They would suffer two more morale-crushing defeats but they seem to be a thing of distant past. As of today, the entire nation is basking in the glory of the magnificent 16 squad members who have already created history by sealing a maiden semi-finals berth at the Games and that too after beating a three-time Olympic gold medalist Australia.
The match is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 4 at 7:00 AM IST at Oi Hockey Stadium North Pitch, Tokyo, Japan.
What TV channel will telecast the Tokyo India vs Argentina match?
Sony Sports Network is the official broadcaster of the Tokyo Olympics in India. The match can be watched on Sony Ten 1 SD/HD channels. Apart from that, the match will also be broadcasted on DD National channel.
How can I stream the Tokyo Olympics India vs Argentina fixture?
The hockey lovers can live stream the semi-final match between India and Argentina on the Sony LIV app and website.