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