The Indian women’s hockey team returned home after a great performance in the Tokyo Olympics. They are welcomed at airport with great zeal. After returning to India, their RT-PCR Test was conducted. Later, cake cutting ceremony took place.

 

The hockey team will stay in Ashoka Hotel in Delhi. During this, the Prime Minister of the country, Narendra Modi will meet them. The players will also have dinner and breakfast in the morning in Delhi itself. In the morning everyone will leave for their respective states.

 

The Indian women’s hockey team comprises nine players from Haryana and one from Punjab and all will leave for their respective homes on Tuesday from Delhi. State CM Manohar Lal has also announced to give 50-50 lakh rupees to all the players, describing them as the queens of Jhansi. The state government will honor a total of 14 players of the state.

 

These include hockey team captain Rani Rampal, Manika, Nisha, Navjot Kaur, Udita, Sharmila, Navneet Kaur, Savita and Neha. At the same time, Gurjit Kaur of Punjab is also a part of the team. In the Olympics, his drag flick was in a lot of discussions. The Punjab government on Friday announced to name the stadium at Ajnala in Amritsar after Gurjit Kaur.

 

India's dream of a bronze medal in their maiden entry into the semifinal by the women's hockey team came crashing down as it lost 4-3 to Great Britain in a playoff at the Tokyo Olympic on Friday.

 

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The Indians played their hearts out, storming back after trailing 0-2 to take the lead but could not maintain the tempo as Great Britain scored the winner in the fourth quarter to claim the bronze medal, their third medal in three Olympic Games starting from London 2012.

 

Still the women hockey team performed exceptionally well and made all Indians proud of them. 

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