The Indian women’s hockey team started off their Rio 2016 Olympic campaign on a positive note as they drew their first game with Japan. The women’s team, in their first Rio 2016 Olympics contest, staged a brilliant comeback to draw 2-2 with Japan on Sunday. 0-2 down at the end of the second quarter, India hit back with goals from Rani Rampal and Lilima Minz. India started off well in the openig few minutes of the match which staged the tone of the rest of the game. They did fall back when Japan took control with a lead, but the women’s team didn’t lag far behind. India were found playing catch-up as Japan made some aggressive moves and created plenty of scoring opportinities. India, however, turned the tables in the third quarter as they scored two goals to level the scoring at 2-2. The spirits in the Indian camp were high as they staged an emphatic comeback from a disappointing performance in the second quarter.
Here are some of the reactions captured on social media after the match.
— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) 7 August 2016
Hard fought draw from indian girls #Hockey!!! Girls are looking good for the next match after second half !! 👍👍
— PRANNOY HS (@PRANNOYHSPRI) 7 August 2016
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) 7 August 2016