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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...
FIH organises fan poll to decide ‘Favourite Match of the Year’ in 2021, four India matches nominated

FIH organises fan poll to decide ‘Favourite Match of the Year’ in 2021, four India matches nominated

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Only three days are left for the fans to cast their votes, as the voting will close on 10th January (Monday) at 5:29 AM (IST) and the winners will be announced on subsequent days  The year 2021 was a memorable one for India Men's and Women's Hockey teams capped off by some remarkable performances. International Hockey Federation (FIH) are conducting a poll to give fans a chance to vote for their Favourite Match of 2021 and India Men's Hockey Team, Women's Hockey Team and Junior Men's Hockey team have all been featured in the prestigious category. India Women's Hockey Team's 1-0 win over World No. 2 Australia in the quarterfinal match at the Tokyo Olympics was a major achievement for the team and the thrilling encounter is the first nomination for India. Recalling the game, Gurjit Kaur...
“This nomination is recognition for great team work,” says Indian hockey star PR Sreejesh

“This nomination is recognition for great team work,” says Indian hockey star PR Sreejesh

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~ The ace goalkeeper is the only athlete from India to be nominated for The World Games Athlete of the Year 2021 ~ Indian Men's hockey team's ace goalkeeper PR Sreejesh expressed that he is truly elated and honored on being nominated for the World Games Athlete of the Year 2021 award. Sreejesh was instrumental in India's incredible performance at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 where the team ended a 41-year-long wait to stand on the podium. In their Bronze-medal outing in Tokyo, India beat Germany 5-4. The match witnessed some excellent defence led by the indomitable wall PR Sreejesh. India had last won an Olympic Medal at the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980 where they had defeated Spain the Final to clinch gold. The 24 athletes nominated for this award from 17 countries have been recommended...