Wall of India! Social Media Hails Savita Punia as Indian Women's Hockey Team Reach Semis

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India women’s hockey team defeated Australia 1-0 to reach their first-ever Olympics semi-finals thanks to a goal from drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur in the 2nd minute.

India will take on Argentina, who defeated Germany 3-0 to clear the quarter-final hurdle for the first time since 2012, in the semis on Wednesday.

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Gurjit scored India’s only and winning goal from the lone penalty corner past Australia goalie Rachael Lynch, who had not conceded a goal in their four previous matches.

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For India though, it was goalkeeper Savita Punia’s heroics, that had social media dubbing her the ‘Wall of India’.

Savita kept out the Hockeyroos from eight penalty corners.

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After the win, here’s how India celebrated –

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Savita’s saves ‘saved’ India in the quarter-final!

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