Great Britain’s women have won their third successive Olympic hockey medal by beating India in a thrilling match.
The defending Olympic champions won the bronze medal 4-3 at the Oi Hockey Stadium North Pitch.
The sides were locked in a close battle, although Great Britain had some chances. While India has struggled to fashion anything significant.
The defending champions made a breakthrough early within the second quarter. Thanks to Elena Rayer, Whose attempted cross was avoided into the net by India’s Deep Grace Ekka.
A second goal followed soon after when Sarah Robertson crushed a jumping backhand strike in off the cleared-out post. Taking the score to 2-0.
Having driven 2-0, through Elena Rayer and Sarah Robertson, Extraordinary Britain conceded three objectives in four minutes.
Gurjit Kaur scored two objectives, within the 25th and 26th miniature. With Vandana Katariya including a third three minutes afterward to total their sensational comeback.
The first half ended with India leading 3-2.
Having regrouped, Great Britain persistently connect the pressure on India and broke through to score once in each of the ultimate two quarters.
Captain Hollie Pearne-Webb
Great Britain’s equalizer came from captain Hollie Pearne-Webb. And the winning objective is will score from a penalty corner by Elegance Balsdon. Great Britain won
This gave Group GB their third sequential Olympic decoration after winning bronze in London and gold in Rio.
“To come domestic with an award is fair an exceptional accomplishment for this bunch,” said Group GB goalkeeper Maddie Hinch.
The Indian group was exceptionally enthusiastic taking after the ultimate shriek, with numerous of the group members in tears.
“It was a really intense misfortune but we put in a part of exertion,” said goalscorer Kaur taking after the overcome. “It was an extreme misfortune, but every single player gave their 100 percent to the diversion.”
“We have made history. And also we played 100 percent, we played well. We can’t blame anyone.
“If we had won, it would have been since of everybody and in case we’ve misplaced it’s moreover since of everyone.
“We were essentially not fortunate nowadays. And we try to play better within the future.”
India’s coach Sjoerd Marijne added, “I said to the girls, ‘Listen, I can’t take away your tears. No words will help for that.
“We didn’t win the medal, but I think we accomplished something bigger, and it’s inspiring a nation and make the nation proud.”