Indian Women's Hockey

Indian Women’s Hockey Team Conquer Asia Cup

 November 6, 2017   Arunesh Varade

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In a nail-biting finish to their campaign, the Indian Women’s Hockey Team regained the Asia Cup after 13 years. Defeating China in their final encounter, the match went down to the wire. Not only did it require penalty shootout, but a sudden death to decide the winner. Both the teams were equal at 1-1 in […]

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Indian Women’s Hockey Team Qualifies for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

 September 9, 2015   R K Gupta

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India’s women hockey team has qualified for next year’s Rio Olympic Games without playing a match. For a while, India’s fortunes were controlled by factors other than the real field action. On August 30, 2015, England defeated Spain in the Euro-Hockey Championships held at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Since Netherlands had earlier defeated Germany, […]

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Indian Women Hockey Team Sitting on Razor’s Edge for Rio Olympic Qualification

 July 17, 2015   R K Gupta

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While Indian men’s hockey team has already qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by virtue of their victory in the 2014 Asian Games; their women counterparts are still waiting for the results of several ongoing and upcoming events for their chances. If these external factors work India’s way, the Indian National Women’s Team could take […]

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Brilliant Savita Brightens Rio Olympic Chances for India as They Beat Japan to Finish Fifth at Hockey World League at Antwerp

 July 5, 2015   R K Gupta

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India beat Japan 1-0 in open play but the credit for India’s victory was largely attributable to their brave goalkeeper Savita Poonia. In one of the boldest performances between the two goal posts, scintillating Savita saved six certain goals on Saturday in Indian women’s fifth-place play-off match against Japan in the Hockey World League Semifinals […]

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Indian Women’s Hockey Team Stand on the Verge of Olympic Qualification after 36 Years

 July 3, 2015   R K Gupta

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While Indian men’s hockey team have already qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by virtue of their victory in the Asian Games, the women have not been so lucky. Despite their 0-7 loss to the world champions Netherlands; Indian women still carved a chance for Olympic qualifications, when they beat Italy in shoot outs on […]

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Hockey World League

Indian Men and Women Teams Reach Quarterfinals of Hockey World League at Antwerp

 June 30, 2015   R K Gupta

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Men and Women’s FIH Hockey World League Semifinals have reached the round-of-eight and while men’s quarterfinals are scheduled for Tuesday, women’s matches will be held on Wednesday. The tournament will conclude on July 5, 2015 and after that the men’s world league finals will be held in Mohali during December 5-13, 2015. The Mohali event […]

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World Hockey League

Indian Women Beat Poland in the Final of FIH World Hockey League 2 at Delhi

 March 17, 2015   R K Gupta

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The International Hockey Federation or FIH has introduced the World Hockey League to replace qualification tournaments for Olympics and the World Cup. India was bracketed in Round 2 as it could not qualify in the first round teams. The round 2 League matches were held during March 7-15, 2015 in New Delhi, where India emerged […]

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Indian Women’s Valencia Hockey Tour Ends with an Icing on the Cake as They Beat Germany in the Last Game

 February 25, 2015   R K Gupta

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The Indian women’s hockey team finished their Valencia tour on Monday with a closely-contested 2-1 victory over a team of German women. It was a fitting end to the 10-day long trip of the women’s hockey team to Valencia, where all practice matches were played. The historic city is the third largest in Spain after […]

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Poonam Rani Takes the Battle in HDM’s Goal Despite Indian Women’s Big Defeat

 February 22, 2015   R K Gupta

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When Hockey India planned the women’s tour to Spain, they included two matches against male teams from Holland not for the purpose of winning those matches. There was no question of Indian women’s hockey team matching the hockey skills of their male counterparts from a premier hockey playing nation. In men and women’s hockey supremacy […]

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Unique Hockey Experience for Visiting Indian Women to Play With a Team of Strongly Built Men from Holland

 February 20, 2015   R K Gupta

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As per the schedule in Valencia, Indian women team played their last match against a men’s club from the Netherlands on February 19, 2015. It provided a variation for India women’s hockey team and they gained invaluable practice from playing against an unusual combination. Though the visiting Indian women lost the match 1-4, they derived […]

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