Twitter Reacts to India’s Qualification to 2020 Olympics in Hockey
The Indian women's hockey team confirmed a place in the 2020 Olympics after defeating the USA in the second leg of their Olympic qualifier in Bhubaneswar.
USA Women were trailing 5-1 after the first leg, but managed to level the score at 5-5 before the first half of the second leg got over. India played well in the second half with skipper Rani Rampal scoring the winning goal to clinch qualification.
The Indian men's hockey team also qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a 7-1 win over Russia in the second leg of their Olympic qualifiers. India had come into the match leading 4-2 after the first leg.
The match had ended 11-3 after the second leg got over, earning qualification for the Indian men’s team too.
Former Captain of the Indian Men’s Hockey Team, Viren Rasquinha commented on the qualification of the women’s team to the Olympics by saying, “I watched almost every game of the Indian womens hockey team at Rio 2016 at the stadium and they lost all but one. I have a feeling that results will be very different at Tokyo 2020. Congrats @TheHockeyIndia”
Multiple politicians took to Twitter to commend the efforts of both the men and women’s teams. Manish Sisodia commented, “Double good morning news for every Indian as women's Hockey Team clenches a berth at #TokyoOlympics2020 by beating #USA in qualifiers, & men's hockey team qualifies by beating #Russia. So proud #RoadToTokyo@TheHockeyIndia @FIH_Hockey.”
Sachin Pilot also congratulated the men by saying on Twitter “Another feather in the cap for the Indian men’s hockey team, Heartiest congratulations for qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Best wishes!”
Fans of Indian hockey also chimed in with their happiness at the qualification. One user said “Proud moment both indian Men and women Hockey Team qualify for # Tokyo 2020 Olympics. # Tokyo 2020! # Tokyo olympics 2020#”
Another fan said “Another feather in the cap for the Indian men’s and women's hockey team, Heartiest congratulations for qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,
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