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.
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.
Let me smile now 🙏 pic.twitter.com/8tYTZEyakU— sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) August 5, 2021
Savita Punia was the star of this #Olympics for #TeamIndia Women's in #Hockey - the amount of saves she did was remarkable. If Mens have Sreejesh then Womens had Savita. #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/CU1FXwR2zJ— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) August 6, 2021
India’s Savita Punia inconsolable at full-time 💔😭😭— Sportskeeda India (@Sportskeeda) August 6, 2021
What an effort! What a tournament she has had 🙌
You have won a billions of hearts and made the whole country proud ❤️🇮🇳
📸 Sony LIV#IND #TeamIndia #Tokyo2020 #Olympics #Hockey pic.twitter.com/DPAB9Nne19
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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