newshockeya day ago

Proud moment for me to captain the side, says Harmanpreet Singh

Drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh says he is a proud man to have led India to success in his maiden stint as captain of the national team in the Olympic Test event in Tokyo. Although they rested some senior players, the world No.5 defeated New Zealand 5-0 to lift the crown on Wednesday.
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newshockey4 days ago

Olympics Test event | India beat New Zealand 5-0 ; lift title

India’s men’s team overcame New Zealand in the final, where it mattered the most, as five different scorers from the Men in Blue helped them win 5-0. This was also the perfect revenge for the India B side that lost 2-1 to the Black Sticks in the group stages before beating Japan to reach the final.
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newshockey5 days ago

Olympic Test Event | India men’s hockey team reach final, beats Japan 6-3

A clinical performance by India saw the likes of Nilakanta Sharma, Nilam Sanjeep Xess and Gurjant Singh scoring a whopping six goals to down the hosts ahead of the extravaganza next year. Finishing second in the points table, India would be facing New Zealand on Wednesday in the final.
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newshockey8 days ago

Strong domestic circuit has created big talent pool for Indian hockey, says VR Raghunath

VR Raghunath os of the opinion that the strong domestic circuit in Indian hockey has contributed to creating a big pool of talented players. Raghunath has reckoned that competition between the 33 core group of players, trying to make it to the national squad, is healthy for India.
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newshockey8 days ago

Olympics Test Event | Historically, we have had some grand battles against Malaysia, says Graham Reid

Graham Reid has stated that he is looking forward to the opening match of the Olympic Test Event against Malaysia and expects the two teams to have an intense battle. Women’s team’s coach Sjoerd Marijne has said that they will try to use the tournament to improve ahead of the Olympic qualifiers.
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newshockey12 days ago

Olympic Test Event | It’s an opportunity for youngsters to shine, says Harmanpreet Singh

Harmanpreet Singh has stated that the upcoming Olympic Test Event in Japan is going to be a good chance for the young Indian players to perform as they will be closely watched ahead of the Olympic Qualifiers. He has also said that playing in Japan will help them understand the conditions as well.
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newshockey14 days ago

33 junior players to join Hockey India’s national coaching camp

Hockey India has named 33 junior boys for a national coaching camp at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre in Bengaluru. As per the High Performance Director of the Hockey India, the main aim of the coaching camp is to maintain the fitness, agility and the rhythm of the junior players.
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newshockey16 days ago

Olympic Test Event will give youngsters good exposure, feels Mandeep Singh

Mandeep Singh has said that the Olympic Test Event in Japan will give the Indian youngsters a good exposure ahead of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers, which will be played later this year. The vice-captain of for this tournament has also mentioned that it will definitely be a new challenge for him.
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newshockey17 days ago

Defence will be key against Australia, says India vice captain Savita

India women's hockey vice-captain Savita claimed that India's chances of doing well against the mighty Australians rely on the performance of the defenders. India take on Olympic champions Australia, China (11th) and hosts Japan (14th) in the Test event to be held in Tokyo from August 17 onwards.
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newshockey18 days ago

Graham Reid heaps praises on Shamsher Singh and Ashis Topno

India hockey team coach Graham Reid was all praise about Shamsher Singh and Ashis Topno, the duo who has been selected in the India squad for the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo. The players also shed light on the hard work that they put it before their dream was realized and on the biggest stage.
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