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newshockey2 days ago

Really wanted to prove myself at the Olympics, recalls Varun Kumar

Indian drag-flicker Varun Kumar stated that he really wanted to prove himself at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, even though he was dissapointed after not being included in the initial 16-member squad. The hockey star played an influential role in India's 3-1 win over Argentina in the group stages.
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newshockey6 months ago

Senior players helped me lot to come back from injuries, reveals Varun Kumar

Indian hockey star Varun Kumar revealed that the advice from senior players like Manpreet Singh, PR Sreejesh and Rupinder Pal helped him recover from injuries and make his comeback with the national team. The Indian team will be up against Argentina in their Pro League matches on April 11 and 12.
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newshockeya year 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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newshockeya year 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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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 | 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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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.
Chiranjibi Pati
reporthockey2 years 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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reporthockey2 years ago

India thrash South Africa in final to win FIH Series Finals

India completely outplayed South Africa in the final of the FIH Series Finals to seal a memorable 5-1 win at the Kalinga Stadium in what was Graham Reid's first event as India coach. India have still not sealed an Olympic berth but have boosted their chances drastically by winning the tournament
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newshockey2 years ago

FIH Series Finals | India shouldn’t take their matches loosely, asserts Lazarus Barla

Former Olympian Lazarus Barla has stated that the Indian hockey team should not take the matches in the FIH Series Finals lightly. The former defender also said that the Hockey India has selected the best available team for the tournament which will be the first step for the Olympic qualification.
Chiranjibi Pati