Indian Women’s Hockey team beats Japan 2-1 in Olympic Test Event

Tokyo: The Indian Women’s Hockey team on Saturday started their campaign at the Olympic Test Event with a resilient 2-1 victory over hosts Japan here at the Oi Hockey Stadium.

India took an early lead through their Penalty Corner specialist, Gurjit Kaur, in the 9th minute, but the hosts equalized in the 16th minute as Aki Mitsuhashi scored a field goal.

However, Gurjit Kaur who stepped up again in the 35th minute to convert yet another Penalty Corner for India which turned out to be the decisive goal in the match.

Both the teams have played with 16 players in accordance to the Olympic Games guidelines, made swift and timely substitutions throughout the match.

The Indian Women’s Hockey Team will now face World No. 2 Australia at the Oi Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.

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