The Hockeyroos’ hopes of a fourth Olympic gold medal are over after a shock quarter-final loss against India at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Australian women’s hockey side went into Monday’s sudden death clash as hot favourites after they went through their pool group undefeated with five wins. 

The Indians hit the front in the second quarter to lead 1-0 at half-time and denied the Hockeyroos numerous attacking opportunities in a third quarter fightback.

In a thrilling final quarter, the Indian goalkeeper saved a Hockeyroos penalty corner with eight-and-a-half minutes remaining.

The Hockeyroos then missed two late penalty corners in the final three minutes as India held on for the biggest boilover of the women’s tournament so far.

Australia has reacted in shock to the heartbreaking loss with Channel Seven presenter Edwina Bartholomew describing it as a monumental upset.

India drew first blood in their quarter-final clash against the Hockeyroos on Monday

India drew first blood in their quarter-final clash against the Hockeyroos on Monday

India drew first blood in their quarter-final clash against the Hockeyroos on Monday

India will progress to Wednesday’s semi-finals while the Hockeyroos will play off for the minor placings between fifth and eighth. 

In other quarter-final action on Monday, defending Olympic champions Great Britain will take on Spain while New Zealand will face off against 2016 silver medallists the Netherlands.

Argentina has already booked a semi-final spot with a 3-0 win against 2016 bronze medallists Germany.

The final and bronze medal play-off will both be played on Friday. 

The Hockeyroos were hunting for their first Olympic medal since winning on home soil at the 2000 Games in Sydney.

They previously won Olympic gold in 1988, 1996 and 2000.

The Hockeyroos went to Tokyo determined to put a harrowing six months behind them following the fallout of a scathing review into the national women’s squad.

The external review made 29 recommendations in response to a ‘dysfunctional’ culture in the squad, sparked by claims of body-shaming, bullying and other issues.

It also forced the resignations of Hockeyroos head coach Paul Gaudoin and high-performance director Toni Cumpston.  

The undefeated Hockeyroos went into their quarter-final clash against India as hot favourites

The undefeated Hockeyroos went into their quarter-final clash against India as hot favourites

The undefeated Hockeyroos went into their quarter-final clash against India as hot favourites 

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