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#GoForGold trends on Twitter as India Women’s hockey team qualifies for Olympic semis

The hashtag #GoForGold is currently trending on the micro-blogging site after the India Women’s hockey team securing a spot in the semifinal.
By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2021 02:31 PM IST
Tokyo: Indian players celebrate their victory against Australia during women's field hockey quarterfinal match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. India won 1-0, thus entering first-ever women's hockey Olympic semifinal.(PTI)

India Women’s hockey team created history after beating Australia in the Olympic quarter final match on Monday. This is the first ever Olympic semi-final spot secured by the women’s team and as anticipated, the news left netizens flooding Twitter with heartfelt wishes and good luck messages for the upcoming matches. The hashtag #GoForGold is currently trending on the micro-blogging site after the flurry of tweets from people.

The winning goal of the quarter final match was scored from a penalty kick by Gurjit Kaur. The team was congratulated by several eminent personalities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared a message of congratulations for the team.

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Netizens shared all kinds of tweets to wish the team all the best with the trending hashtag. From actor Preity Zinta to sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik who tweeted one of his creations inspired from the win, the wishes kept on pouring in. Check out the tweets:

This individual took a route of nostalgia and shared a scene from the Shah Rukh Khan starrer movie Chak De India. It is bound to give you goosebumps.

India is set to face Argentina in the semifinals.

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