newshockey15 hours ago

Coaching is not just about coaching, says Merzban Patel

Hockey coach Merzban Patel, who has been named for the prestigious Dronacharya Award, has said that the job of a coach is not just restricted to coaching and it includes the task of motivating youngsters. Patel has also added that he was not expecting to be conferred with the award so early.
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newshockey2 days 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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reporthockey5 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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reporthockey6 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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reporthockey7 days ago

Olympic Test Event | Indian men lose 1-2 to New Zealand in second game

The Indian men’s team conceded a late goal and lost their second game against New Zealand in the ongoing Olympic Test Event in Tokyo, Japan. Captain Harmanpreet Singh had provided the early lead for the Indian side but New Zealand managed to score two goals in the final quarter to win 2-1.
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reporthockey8 days ago

Olympic Test Event | Gurjit Kaur strikes late to salvage a draw against Australia

India got a reality check when they faced Australia in their second match in the Olympic Test Event, as they survived a scare by the skin of their teeth, thanks to Gurjit Kaur’s late goal. The Indian eves had started the campaign on a strong note by beating Japan 2-1 in their opening match.
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reporthockey8 days ago

Olympic Test Event | Mandeep Singh, Gursahibjit Singh shine as India thrash Malaysia in campaign opener

Two goals each by Mandeep Singh and Gursahibjit Singh helped India register an emphatic 6-0 win against Malaysia in their first game of the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo, Japan. Gurinder Singh and SV Sunil scored one each for the Harmanpreet Singh-led team against their continental rivals.
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newshockey9 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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reporthockey9 days ago

Olympic Test Event | Gurjit Kaur’s brace helps India beat Japan 2-1

The Indian women’s team got off to a good start in the Olympic Test Event in Tokyo as they defeated hosts Japan 2-1. The Rani Rampal-led side will now take on world no. 2 Australia in their second game of the tournament on Sunday at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Japan’s capital city.
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newshockey9 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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