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Rio 2016: Australia defeats India in women’s hockey at Olympics

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Published on 11 Aug 2016 12:09 AM GMT

Rio 2016: Australia defeats India in women’s hockey at Olympics
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Rio de Janeiro: In yet another jolt to Indians, the national women’s hockey team suffered a loss in the preliminaries on Wednesday in the ongoing Rio Olympic games.

Australia defeated India by 6-1 in the match.

The Indians, who were playing in the Olympics after a gap of 36 years, were simply outplayed by the higher-ranked Aussies.

  • Jodie Kenny struck hit two goals for Austrialia.
  • The goals came on 43rd and 46th minute.
  • Kathryn Slattery, Georgina Morgan, Jane Claxton and Georgina Parker scored one goal each.
  • Thokchom Anuradha of India scored the lone goal with just 8.3 seconds left on the clock.
  • India got just one penalty corner which they failed to convert.

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With this loss, India is at the bottom of Pool B with just one point which they earned from the drawn match against Japan in the opening match.

  • They had lost to Great Britain 0-3 in their previous match.
  • India has two matches to play in the six-team Pool B — against higher ranked Argentina and United States.
  • Only the top four finishers will advance to the quarterfinals.
  • The match was decided via a shootoff were world champions Russia managed to score 25 as against to India’s 23.

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