LTA players debut Olympic games with outstanding performance: Hedvig Lindahl of Sweden, Barbra Banda of Zambia and Australian Aivi Luik have shone like stars on the first day of action at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
Hedvig Lindahl kept a clean sheet as Sweden beat the United States 3-0. She is an experienced goalkeeper who is playing her fifth Olympiad. She is one of the most capped players of the tournament. Sweden is in Group G.
Banda who plays in China for Shanghai Shengli has become the first-ever female African footballer to score a hat-trick at Olympic Games. In their 10-3 loss against the Netherlands, the 21- year old striker was her team’s shining light – etched her name in the competition’s history books. Zambia is Africa’s only representative in the tournament. They are in Group F and it’s their debut at a global tournament.
Aivi Luik’s Australia who is in Group G beat New Zealand 2-1. Sevilla FC midfielder, Aivi play at a major tournament with the national team for the first time. Experienced and versatile player, she played 90 minutes to help her side to a nice debut. Australia will next face Sweden next?
LTA Agency wish good luck to Hedvig, Barbra and Aivi at the Olympic Games.