22 Jun 2022: With a 4-0 win over USA today in the Pro-League, India got 30 points and finished third behind Argentina and Netherlands, who finished with 42 and 35 points respectively.
Indian women had defeated USA 4-2, yesterday. This is the first ever podium finish for Indian women on global stage. Previous best were fourth in the 1974 World Cup and in 2020 Tokyo Olympics. India finished third ahead of Germany, Belgium, Spain, England etc.
This is a huge effort, as India did not even qualify for the Pro-league but was there as Australia and New Zealand withdrew. Indian women, led by Savita, grabbed the chance with both hands.
A true historic moment for Indian women’s hockey!