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newshockeya month ago

We need to peak before the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, claims Vandana Katariya

Indian women's hockey team player Vandana Katariya stated that she is extremely satisfied with the progress of the team and feels that the side needs to peak at a certain time before the Tokyo Olympics. The eves earned back to back Olympic qualifications in 2016 (Rio de Janeiro) and 2020 (Tokyo).
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newshockeya month ago

India Men's hockey team analytical coach Chris Ciriello resigns from post

Indian men’s hockey team analytical coach Chris Ciriello has resigned from the post due to health issues, causing further problems ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The Australian, a former World Cup winner and Olympics Bronze medallist was roped in by Hockey India two and a half years ago.
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newshockeya month ago

Implementing proper structure main reason behind team's success, claims goalkeeper Savita

Indian women’s hockey team goalkeeper Savita has stated that the implementation of a good structure by Hockey India has been one of the main reasons behind their success in the recent past. The eves earned back to back qualifications in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games respectively.
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newshockey2 months ago

Never realised Olympics were so important during 2008 Beijing qualifiers, reveals Rani Rampal

Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal recalled how she did not realise the importance of the Olympics after failing to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Games. The hockey star guided India to the 2016 Rio Olympics, the first appearance in the event since the Moscow edition, back in 1980.
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newshockey2 months ago

Pandemic hasn't shifted our focus from claiming an Olympic medal, asserts Akashdeep Singh

Akashdeep Singh stated the Covid-19 lockdown hasn’t shifted their focus from claiming a podium finish at the postponed 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The pandemic situation is worsening each day, even though the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams have re-started their training camps in Bengaluru.
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newshockey2 months ago

Olympic postponement was disheartening but it also had a positive side, claims Rani Rampal

Indian women’s team skipper stated that the postponement of the Olympics was very disheartening, even though of the flip side, the team got an extra year to prepare them for the mega event. This will be India’s fourth appearance at the Games, after the 1980 Moscow Games and the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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newshockey2 months ago

Six hockey players struck with Covid-19 discharged from hospital on Monday

Six hockey players, who were struck with the Covid-19 and admitted to a multi-specialty hospital in Bengaluru, have been discharged on Monday after recovering from the virus. The players would be kept in quarantine at the SAI centre in the city over the course of the next ten days.
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newshockey3 months ago

Hockey camps to start on August 19 despite six players struck by Covid-19

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has given clearance for the national hockey camps to start as per schedule on August 19, even though six of the players from the men’s squad are affected by Covid-19. The players hit by the virus are currently admitted to a multispecialty hospital in Bengaluru.
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newshockey3 months ago

Hockey training camp finally to begin on August 4 after six-week gap

The national hockey camp will finally begin at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru on August 4, after a six-week gap. According to SAI, 33 men candidates, 31 women and their staff have been asked to report at the venue for the camp that will continue till September 30.
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newshockey3 months ago

We have potential to break 40-year old jinx in Tokyo, claims P.R. Sreejesh

Indian hockey star P.R. Srejejesh has confessed that the Men’s hockey team has the potential to break the Olympic jinx and win a medal for the first time in 40 years. The men's team still hold the record of winning eight gold medals at the Games but they've been without a medal since the 1980 gold.
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