newshockey2 days ago

Asian Games | We are favourites to win gold this year, reveals PR Sreejesh

PR Sreejesh is of the opinion that the Indian hockey team are the favourites to win gold at this year’s Asian Games in Jakarta which will also secure a spot for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. No team has ever won back-to-back gold at the Asian Games, If India win they will be the first to do so.
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newshockey2 days ago

It only feels like yesterday, says 94 yr old Olympic gold medalist, Balbir Singh

94-year-old Indian gold medalist, Balbir Singh has stated that winning the gold medal at the 1948 Olympics, feels like an event that took place yesterday. He also stated that winning a gold medal against India’s once colonial masters was highly patriotic and out of the world feeling for him.
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newshockey5 days ago

Harendra Singh no less than any foreign counterparts, assert Sardar Singh and Manpreet Singh

Senior Indian hockey players, Sardar Singh and Manpreet Singh are delighted to have Harendra Singh as the Indian coach stating that he is no less than his foreign counterparts. They went on to add that his appointment has removed the language barrier between the players and the coaching staff.
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newshockey5 days ago

World Cup result has raised our self confidence, reveals Sjoerd Marijne

Indian women's hockey coach, Sjoerd Marijne has claimed that his team is high on confidence ahead of this month’s Asian Games despite finishing eighth at the World Cup. Marijne added that his team were not looking for excuses after their loss and hoped to improve their game on the attacking front.
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newshockey8 days ago

Indian men climb to no. 5 in latest hockey rankings; women to rank no.9

Indian Men’s Hockey team have earned themselves the fifth rank in the latest FIH rankings that were released today. Even though, the Indian women’s team couldn't hold a podium finish at the Hockey World cup, they managed to earn the ninth place in women’s hockey rankings ahead of the Asian Games.
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newshockey12 days ago

Women's Hockey World Cup | Ireland end India's campaign in penalty shootout

India bowed out of the Women's World Cup against Ireland in a penalty shootout that ended 3-1 in favour of the Europeans. Both teams failed to score a goal in regulation time and only India's Reena Khokhar was able to score in the shootout as India return home empty handed again.
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newshockey14 days ago

Exclusion from Commonwealth Games’ squad was a shocker, reveals Sardar Singh

Sardar Singh has revealed that he was shocked from the Indian Hockey team after being excluded from the squad for the Commonwealth Games earlier this year. Sardar has been a part of the Indian team for the past twelve years and has appeared in 300 matches with sixteen goals under his belt.
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newshockey15 days ago

Hockey World Cup | India breach Italy’s strong defence to reach quarter-finals

Indian women’s hockey team has outclassed the Italian side by three goals without reply in the Hockey World Cup at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. This performance has earned the Indians a quarter-final clash on Thursday against Ireland, who beat India 1-0 in the group stages.
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newshockey17 days ago

Hockey World Cup | Rani Rampal prolongs India's stay with 1-1 draw against USA

Needing a draw to stay alive in the Hockey World Cup, Rani Rampal saved her team in the 31st minute with a superb strike off a penalty corner to keep India’s campaign afloat and knock out USA. Earlier, USA opened the score in the first quarter at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Sunday.
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newshockey23 days ago

PR Sreejesh admits there are still areas to improve after series whitewash against the Kiwis

PR Sreejesh claims that although his side should be proud of their performance in the series whitewash against the Kiwis, there were still areas to improve upon ahead of the Asian Games. Sreejesh added that his team was focused on scoring goals during the game in order to avoid a shootout scenario.
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