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Women’s hockey: Fighting India lose 0-2 against Rio bronze medallist Germany in Tokyo Olympics

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Team Germany celebrates after Anne Katarina Schroder scores on India goalkeeper Savita (11) during a women's field hockey match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

TOKYO, July 26: The Indian women’s hockey team went down 0-2 to Rio Games bronze-medallist Germany, its second consecutive defeat in Pool A at the Tokyo Olympics here on Monday.


After the 1-5 drubbing at the hands of world no.1 Netherlands, the Indians lifted their game by a notch but it was not enough to get past world no.3 Germany at the Oi Hockey Stadium.
The team was guilty of wasting a lot of opportunities, including a penalty stroke by Gurjit Kaur in the third quarter while luck also didn’t favour the Rani Rampal-led side.
Skipper Nike Lorenz (12th minute) and Anna Schroder (35th) were the goal scorers for Germany, who registered their second win on the trot having beaten Great Britain 2-1 in their first match.


Indian will play Great Britain in their next pool match on Wednesday. (PTI)

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