TOKYO: Britain beat Spain in a penalty shootout to safe the final semi-final spot within the ladies’s Olympic hockey event on Monday, becoming a member of India, Argentina and the Netherlands within the final 4.
After a tense 2-2 attract common time, Britain gained the sport by scoring two shootout objectives, whereas Spain missed 4 instances because of an outstanding efficiency by Britain’s veteran goalie Madeleine Hinch.
Within the semi-finals, Britain will play the Netherlands, who defeated New Zealand 3-Zero because of objectives by Lidewij Welten, Frederique Matla and Lauren Stam.
India pulled off a shocking 1-Zero victory over Australia, and can face Argentina within the semi-finals on Wednesday after the South Individuals obtained previous the quarter-finals for the primary time since 2012 with a 3-Zero win over Germany.
Gurjit Kaur scored India’s successful aim from a first-half penalty nook, beating Australia goalie Rachael Lynch who had saved a clear sheet within the earlier 4 matches.
Printed in Daybreak, August third, 2021