Odisha CM congratulates Indian Women’s Hockey Team for brave fight at Tokyo Olympics
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated Indian Women’s Hockey Team for putting up a brave fight against strongest team like Great Britain at Tokyo Olympics today.
Congratulate Indian Women’s Hockey Team for putting up a brave fight against Great Britain at #Tokyo2020. Keep your fighting spirit up and keep inspiring. Wish you all the very best for future. #Cheer4India#womenhockeyindia
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) August 6, 2021
India’s dream of a bronze medal in their maiden entry into the semifinal by the women’s hockey team came crashing down as it lost 4-3 to Great Britain in a playoff at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Friday.
The women’s team played their hearts out, storming back after trailing 0-2 to take the lead but could not maintain the tempo as Great Britain scored the winner in the fourth quarter to claim the bronze medal, their third medal in three Olympic Games starting from London 2012.
Gurjit Kaur’s brace of goals and one by Vandana Katariya went in vain as Great Britain struck through Elen Rayer, Sarah Robertson, Hottie Webb Pearne and Grace Baldson to seal victory.
Yesterday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had congratulated Indian Men’s Hockey Team for stellar performance against Germany at Olympic Games and winning medal for the country after a long gap of 41 years.
The State Government will felicitate the Tokyo Olympics Bronze medal-winning Indian men’s hockey team in Bhubaneswar on August 16.