India beat China 2-1 with a last-gasp goal in the final to emerge winners for the first time in the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Singapore on Saturday.
Deep Grace Ekka scored the opener for India in the 13th minute but Zhong Mengling pulled China level in the 44th minute. Deepika scored the winner in the 60th minute as she slammed home a penalty corner rebound to trigger celebrations in the Indian camp.
Twitter was ecstatic after India’s historic victory and here are some of the tweets:
Congrats to our women’s hockey team for winning the Asian Champions Trophy 2016. It is a great moment for Indian hockey. @TheHockeyIndia— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 5, 2016
Humse jo takraega woh mitti mai miljayega! A big congratulations to our champions. Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/7pl5KZE39n— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 5, 2016
Well done Indian Eves beating China 2-1 in ACT Finals in Singapore!— Roelant Oltmans (@OltmansOltmans) November 5, 2016
Congratulations To Womens Teams winning the gold 🎖 in Asian champions trophy# ACT2016# @TheHockeyIndia #indiakagame#🇮🇳🏑— Parvinder Singh (@pindilahoria13) November 5, 2016