It was a narrow, yet an important win nevertheless for Indian Hockey team that won over Ireland with a 3-2 lead on Saturday. It is the first win at an Olympic event after 12 years for the Indian Hockey team. In fact Indian converted its penalty corners while Ireland wasted all of them, securing the first win at Olympics. India is also the hockey team to have won the maximum number of Golds at Olympics.
In fact it was a sort of a Jinx that the Indian hockey squad broke of winning the first match at Olympics. It was Rupinder Pal – the man on fire who clinched two goals. Indians put up a good fight and turned out to be winners. Indian team will be clashing with Germany in the next match.
Meanwhile, table tennis player Mouma Das lost her women’s singles opener in straight games to Daniele Monteiro of Romania.