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newshockey18 days 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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newshockey2 months ago

Twitter reacts as Indian men’s hockey team claim an Olympic medal after 41 years

1.3 billion Indians woke up to a historic morning as the Indian men’s hockey claimed its first Olympic medal since 1980. India defeated Germany in a 5-4 thriller to clinch the bronze medal, even though Manpreet Singh and his boys were trailing by 1-3 in the second quarter of the game.
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newshockey2 years ago

Keep learning, keep improving is Chief Coach Graham Reid’s Mantra

Following back-to-back victories against World No.3 the Netherlands at the opening weekend of the FIH Hockey Pro League, Reid emphasizes on keeping the process simple. The Indians overcame a two goal differential to beat the Dutch and will play Belgium and Australia next at home in February.
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newshockey2 years ago

Time to put in everything for Olympic Games preparation, says Rupinder Pal Singh

After a successful run in the Olympic qualifiers, Rupinder Pal Singh, India men's hockey team’s drag-flicker, on Thursday pitched for greater efforts in preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. According to the drag-flicker, next year’s FIH Pro League will help India prepare for the Olympics.
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newshockey2 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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newshockey2 years ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Feels good to be back for major tournament, says Rupinder Pal Singh

Indian defender Rupinder Pal Singh has expressed that he is feeling good to get back into the Indian men’s team for the FIH Olympic Qualifier matches which will be played next month. Rupinder also talked about the tough times when he was dropped and the advantage of juniors doing well for the team.
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newshockey2 years ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Team India mentally prepared for Russian challenge, believes VR Raghunath

VR Raghunath believes that the Indian men’s hockey team is mentally prepared for the FIH Olympic Qualifier matches which will be played against Russia next month. Raghunath heaped praise on the drag-flickers in the 18-man Indian squad and also talked about the benefits of playing FIH Pro League.
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newshockey2 years ago

Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh axed from Olympic Qualifiers clash

The new Indian hockey men’s team announced saw names like Birendra Lakra and Kothajit Singh being axed from the list while Rupinder Pal Singh was taken back as India are preparing to take on Russia for the Olympic Qualifiers on November 1-2. The women’s team announced has remained unchanged.
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newshockey2 years ago

Graham Reid follows Ric Charlesworth’s approach, believes Rupinder Pal Singh

Rupinder Pal Singh is of the opinion that Graham Reid follows the coaching approach of Australian hockey coach Ric Charlesworth who was also the technical advisor of Hockey India. Rupinder also spoke about the positives from the Belgium tour where the Indian team didn’t lose a single game.
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newshockey2 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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