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Asian Games: Women’s Hockey team settle for Silver after losing to Japan in final

ONI Bureau:  India’s women’s hockey team lost 1-2 to Japan in the final of the 18th Asian Games here on Friday.

Japan took the lead through Minami Shimizu in the 11th minute but India pulled level through Neha Goyal in the 25th minute. Motomi Kawamura regained Japan’s lead in the 44th minute. India couldn’t find their equaliser and had to settle for the silver medal.

It was India’s second silver medal in women’s hockey in Asiad history. The last time they had finished second was in the 1998 edition. (IANS)