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1/ This is Savita "The Wall" Punia. She managed to save all the nine shots directed at her by world no. 2 Australia, a mighty unbeaten opponent.

And that's how Savita's heroics helped India stun Australia 1-0 to reach their first-ever Olympics semi-finals.
2/ Yet few know that, as a young girl, Savita used to travel 30 km six times every week from her village (Jodhkan) to Maharaja Agrasain Girls Senior Secondary School in Sirsa to hone her hockey skills.
3/ This school was the only place around her village that had hockey coaches as well as training infrastructure. Interestingly, before Savita, no one in her family had ever taken up any sport as a career.
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Some criticised for not doing chores, others moulded by the heat of farms. Living up to a brother who represented the nation, rejoicing a sister who bought a stick with daily wages. Playing #hockey to escape an alcoholic father and to vindicate a father who fought societal norms.
From cradles of the sport to a Naxal stronghold. These are the larger-than-life back-stories of the Indian hockey’s giant-killers:
#Tokyo2020 #Hockey
#RaniRampal (26, Forward) Haryana:
Rani has been playing international hockey for almost half her life, a journey that began with her playing with a broken hockey stick while wearing a salwar-kameez. She made her debut at the age of 14. Now 26, she is the key player of the team.
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