India in women’s hockey final after 20 years


JAKARTA, August 29: The Indian women’s hockey team made its first Asian Games final in 20 years, outlasting three-time champions China 1-0 in a fiercelycontested battle on Wednesday.
Gurjit Kaur’s strike from a penalty corner in the 52nd minute was the difference between the two sides, in a match that lacked the quality of a highprofile semifinal. Nonetheless, the erratic show was good enough for India’s first appearance in the final since the 1998 Bangkok Games. India’s only title at the Asiad came way back in 1982 when women’s hockey made its debut. (PTI)