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

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Lisa Altenburg of Team Germany controls the ball whilst under pressure from Udita of Team India during the Women’s Preliminary Pool A match between Germany and India on day three of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Oi Hockey Stadium on July 26, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan

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.

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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. 

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