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Telling pictures of Savita Punia and Sreejesh after the match are worth more than one thousand words

Savita Punia with her brilliant performance wins billions of hearts

Telling pictures of Savita Punia and Sreejesh after the match are worth more than one thousand words

This picture says a thousand words. Reuters



Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, August 6

It was heartbreaking on Friday to see the Indian women hockey team cry as Britain earned the bronze medal after a hard fight at the Olympics.

Especially watching Indian goalkeeper Savita Punia, the star of the Indian women's hockey campaign at the Olympics, breaking down as the game ended, was heartbreaking.

Also read: Goalkeeper Sreejesh sits on top of goalpost to celebrate Olympic win as teammates cry and hug each other, pic viral

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And it all came a day after the men’s hockey team goalkeeper Sreejesh sat on top of the goalpost to celebrate the Olympic win as the men hugged each other and cried.

Punia, who had made nine crucial saves against Australia to storm into semis, on Friday too, stood out with her remarkable performance, denying Great Britain the chance to score on at least three occasions in the first quarter.

She first made a fine save from Britain's first penalty corner in the second minute and then pulled off a double save in the 12th minute to keep India in the hunt.

Savita stood like a wall in front of the Indian goal and pulled off some brilliant saves to keep Britain at bay.


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