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newshockey3 months ago

Tokyo 2020 bronze medalist Birendra Lakra accused of killing flatmate

Birendra Lakra, a former Indian hockey player who won bronze at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is suspected of killing his roommate Anand Toppo over four months after the latter's passing. On February 28, earlier this year, Toppo was mysteriously discovered dead at an apartment in Bhubaneswar.
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newshockey4 months ago

Asia Cup 2022 | India to open campaign against Pakistan, skipper Birendra Lakra optimistic of team's chances

Olympic Bronze medalist Birendra Lakra-led Indian Men's Hockey Team left for Jakarta, Indonesia where they will defend the Hero Men's Asia Cup title. The Indian team is up against Japan, Pakistan, and Indonesia in Pool A while Malaysia, Korea, Oman, and Bangladesh are in Pool B. 
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newshockeya year ago

Tokyo bronze medalists Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra retire from international hockey

In a surprise move, Tokyo bronze-medalist Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra have announced retirement from international hockey. Singh, who led India briefly, is widely regarded as one of best defenders and drag-flickers in the world. Lakra, on the other hand was the vice-captain of the team.
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newshockeya year ago

2021 Tokyo Olympics | Very determined to make it to the Indian Olympic squad, states Birendra Lakra

Indian men's hockey team defender Birendra Lakra revealed that he is determined to make it to the Indian Olympic squad for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics after he failed to represent the national team in the previous edition. Even though he is experienced, Lakra feels that his place is not guaranteed.
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newshockey3 years ago

Confident Indian Men's and Women's teams aim to qualify for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

The Indian Men's and Women's Hockey Teams will look to book their spots at the Tokyo 2020 when they take part in the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers at the Kalinga Stadium. Indian Men's Hockey Team are scheduled to play Russia, while Women's team will face tough competition from in the two-legged tie.
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newshockey3 years ago

Really disappointing for Varun Kumar, regrets Graham Reid

Indian hockey team will be without the services of Varun Kumar in their Olympic qualifiers against Russia and head coach Graham Reid has expressed his disappointment over the youngster not being able to showcase his talent. Varun injured his shoulder and right bicep in training earlier this week.
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newshockey3 years ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Birendra Lakra to replace injured Varun Kumar

Birendra Lakra has been called in to replace injured Varun Kumar in the Indian men’s team ahead of the FIH Series Finals in Bhubaneswar. Varun Kumar was ruled out of the two games against Russia after he sustained an injury on his right shoulder and bicep during training at the Kalinga Stadium.
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newshockey3 years ago

Lalit Upadhyay returns as Hockey India names 20-member men’s team for Belgium tour

Forward Lalit Upadhyay is going to make a comeback in the Indian men’s hockey team during the upcoming tour to Belgium from September 26 to October 3. The Indian men’s team will play three games against Belgium and two against Spain in the tour ahead of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in November.
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newshockey3 years ago

33-player probables list announced by Hockey India for National Senior Men’s Coaching Camp

Hockey India has announced the 33 names that will be taking part in the national coaching camp scheduled to take place next month ahead of their tour to Belgium followed by the Olympics Qualifiers. Graham Reid stated it will be important to prepare well before entering a crucial phase of the season.
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newshockey3 years 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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