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Preview: Indian Women’s Hockey Team look to get off to a winning start at the Women’s Asia Cup

Preview: Indian Women’s Hockey Team look to get off to a winning start at the Women’s Asia Cup

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Ace goalkeeper-Captain Savita expresses confidence in team's experience; says they are ready for the challenge ~ Muscat, 20 January 2022: Ahead of the Indian Women's Hockey Team starting their campaign at the Women's Asia Cup on 21st January, Captain and team's ace goalkeeper Savita expressed that the team's experience will be the key to their performance at the prestigious quadrennial continental tournament which is also a qualifying event for the FIH Women's World Cup 2022. She said, "The best part about this team is that, many of us have been playing together for a long time and I feel this experience and team camaraderie will give us the edge over other teams. Our main priority will be to remain focused on our game and ensure we execute the plans against each team without making err...
“Looking to make the best out of this opportunity at Women’s Hockey Asia Cup,” says young forward Mariana Kujur

“Looking to make the best out of this opportunity at Women’s Hockey Asia Cup,” says young forward Mariana Kujur

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The youngster from Odisha expressed her excitement ahead of the big-ticket event which will begin in Muscat, Oman on 21st January ~ Muscat, 18 January 2022: The Women's Asia Cup is a great opportunity to make a mark in the Senior Women's Hockey Team, feels talented young forward Mariana Kujur who hails from the hockey belt Sundargarh in Odisha. A product of the Panposh Academy, Mariana idolised her senior compatriots Deep Grace Ekka, Lilima Minz and Nimita Toppo who are products of Odisha's rich hockey culture. "I am grateful for this opportunity. The Women's Asia Cup is a very prestigious tournament in the international calendar and I really want to use this opportunity to perform the role I've been assigned and live up to the team's expectations." The past few weeks in the camp in Benga...
India Women’s Hockey team departs for Oman to defend title at the Women’s Hockey Asia Cup

India Women’s Hockey team departs for Oman to defend title at the Women’s Hockey Asia Cup

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The Women's Hockey Asia Cup is set to take place from 21-28 January 2022 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman ~ Bengaluru, 16 January 2022: The India Women's Hockey Team left from Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru on Sunday to travel to Oman to defend their title at the Women's Hockey Asia Cup which is set to take place from 21-28 January 2022 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat. India will compete against China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand in the competition for the prized trophy and the top four-teams from this tournament will qualify for the 2022 FIH Women's Hockey World Cup to be held in Spain & Netherlands. On being asked about the strong teams that India have to face in the tournament, goalkeeper Savita, who will ...
Hockey India names 66 players for Junior Women’s National Camp

Hockey India names 66 players for Junior Women’s National Camp

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The Junior Women's National Camp will begin from 17 January 2022 at SAI Bengaluru ~ New Delhi, 15 January 2022: Hockey India on Saturday named 66 players for the upcoming Junior Women's National Camp which begins from 17 January 2022 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru. The players have been selected on the basis of Hockey India sanctioned domestic junior events in 2021. The camp will be held with an aim to select the core probable list of players. Highlighting the importance of the Junior Women's National Camp, India Women's Team Chief Coach Janneke Schopman said, "The list of players have been selected keeping in mind not only the upcoming Junior Women's tournaments this year, including the FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup South Africa 2021 and the next World Cup scheduled ...
Hockey India announces Core Probable group for Senior Women’s Hockey Team

Hockey India announces Core Probable group for Senior Women’s Hockey Team

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The Core group was picked following selection trials in SAI Bengaluru ~ New Delhi, 14 January 2022: Hockey India on Friday announced the core probable group for the Senior Women's Team who will play major International Tournaments this year. The core probable's group was selected following selection trials held in SAI, Bengaluru for a group of 60 who were called-in basis their performances in various national level events. While the 18-member Indian Women's team will be travelling to Muscat, Oman for the upcoming Women's Hockey Asia Cup, the remaining players from the core group will stay on at the camp and continue to train for the FIH Hockey Pro League matches to be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha next month. The core group features a mix of veteran stars such as Savita, Gurjit Kaur, Deep...
India Men’s Hockey Team’s historic Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medal match against Germany achieves 3rd place in FIH Favourite Match of 2021 fan poll

India Men’s Hockey Team’s historic Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medal match against Germany achieves 3rd place in FIH Favourite Match of 2021 fan poll

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 Hockey India congratulated Indian Men’s Hockey Team for this remarkable feat . In a roller coaster of a year for Indian Hockey when anticipation from fans reached a fever pitch before the Tokyo Olympics 2020, the performance of the Indian team at the quadrennial Games did not disappoint as the Indian Men's Hockey Team went on to clinch the historic Bronze Medal in August 2021. Indian hockey fans around the globe made their voices heard in large numbers as Manpreet Singh-led side's thrilling 5-4 win against Germany in the Bronze Medal encounter, has achieved 3rd place in the FIH Favourite Match of 2021 polls. Hockey India on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Men's Hockey team for this remarkable feat. In this memorable match, Manpreet & Co. made one of the greatest comebacks,...
Two-time Asian Games medallist and Olympian Lilima Minz calls time on her hockey career

Two-time Asian Games medallist and Olympian Lilima Minz calls time on her hockey career

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The midfielder played in 156 matches for India, scoring 12 goals, since her debut in 2011. Indian women’s hockey team midfielder Lilima Minz has announced her retirement, ending her decade-long stint in the sport. The 27-year-old Minz, who hails from Odisha, was a part of the team that represented India at the Rio 2016 Olympics after a gap of 36 years. The midfielder was also a part of the Indian team which booked a place in the Tokyo Olympics through the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2019 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Lilima Minz’s achievements also include winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and a silver at the 2018 edition in Jakarta, Indonesia. She was also a part of the team that won the gold medal at FIH Women's Series Finals Hiroshima 2019. ...
Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2022: Savita Punia to lead 18-member Indian team

Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2022: Savita Punia to lead 18-member Indian team

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Goalkeeper Savita Punia will captain an 18-member Indian squad at the Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2022 in Muscat, Oman from January 21-28. Indian women are the defending champions at the continental event. The Indian women’s hockey team, named by Hockey India on Wednesday, features 16 players who were part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where the Indian eves finished fourth. Regular skipper Rani Rampal will miss out as she is undergoing rehabilitation for a hamstring injury in Bengaluru. Defender Deep Grace Ekka will be the vice-captain. Gurjit Kaur and Vandana Katariya, who were India’s top goalscorers at Tokyo 2020, are also in the squad. China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand are the seven other teams competing at the Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2022....
Hockey India appoints two new Scientific Advisors and Women’s Team Analytical Coach

Hockey India appoints two new Scientific Advisors and Women’s Team Analytical Coach

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With an aim to build on their historic Tokyo Olympics 2020 campaign, Hockey India on Monday announced the appointment of new Women's Team Analytical Coach and Scientific Advisors for both Senior Men and Women's Hockey teams. South Africa's Patrick Tshutshani will take over the duties of Analytical Coach for the Indian Women's Hockey Team. Tshutshani in his previous roles was the Director/ Head Coach of Field Hockey Canada Junior Women's Team. He had coached the Field Hockey Canada Junior Women's Hockey Team that clinched the 2021 Women's Pan America Junior Championship title. He was also the Assistant Coach of Field Hockey Canada Women's National Team. Among his many international assignments since 2009, Tshutshani has worked as an Assistant Coach for Hong Kong Women's team. He has also...
Chief Coach Janneke Schopman outlines Indian Team’s intent to play “fast and attacking hockey” in upcoming Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2022

Chief Coach Janneke Schopman outlines Indian Team’s intent to play “fast and attacking hockey” in upcoming Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2022

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The 2022 Women’s Hockey Asia Cup will be played in Muscat, Oman from 21 – 28 January 2022  As the 2022 Women’s Hockey Asia Cup draws near, Indian women’s hockey team Chief Coach Janneke Schopman is eager to make a positive start to her term at the helm of the women’s team. The 2022 Women’s Hockey Asia Cup, to be held in the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Oman from 21 – 28 January, will set the stage as the first major competition for the Indian eves in the new year. Speaking about her team’s preparation for the Asia Cup, Schopman said, “Currently we are working on defining our style of play as the Indian Women’s Team. That means a lot of movement on and off the ball and people joining in attack as we want to play fast and attacking hockey. We want to make use of our skills a...