Indian women’s hockey team stunned everyone in the Tokyo Olympics. Punjab’s daughter Gurjeet Kaur played an important role in this win. They defeated Champion Team of Australia by 1-0 and entered the semi-finals for the first time. In this match, India beat Australia with a goal from drag-flicker Gurjeet Kaur. Born in a farming family, Gurjeet Kaur created history at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also Tweeted with special mention to Gurjeet. He also gave his best wishes to the Indian Team for the gold.
The family of 25-year-old Gurjeet, a resident of Miadi Kalan village of Amritsar, had nothing to do with hockey. For her father Satnam Singh, her daughter’s education was the priority. Gurjeet and his sister Pradeep took their early education from a private school near the village.
After that she went to study in a boarding school in Kairon village of Tarn Taran. This is where she started playing hockey. She was impressed to see the girls at the boarding school playing hockey. She also decided to try her hand at it.
Both the sisters soon mastered the sport and also got scholarships. This got them free schooling and boarding. After this Gurjeet Kaur graduated from Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar. She soon started playing at the national level after that. In 2014, she was called to the Indian camp.
In the 22nd minute of the match on Monday, Gurjeet scored this important goal from a penalty corner. After this, the Indian team put its full force in saving the goal, in which it was also successful. Goalkeeper Savita also played a great game and the rest of the defenders supported her well.
The Indian team finished fourth in the 1980 Moscow Olympics where only six teams participated. The teams played on a round-robin basis. Meanwhile, the Indian hockey team finished fourth in their pool, beating South Africa and Ireland, while Australia topped their pool. The Indian men’s team has already made it to the semi-finals.