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newshockey5 years ago

Arjuna Award is a big motivation, say hockey stars

Indian hockey team’s drag flick expert VR Raghunath and women’s team striker Rani were conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award by the President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Monday. The ceremony also saw Sylvanus Dung Dung being presented with the Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement award.
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newshockey5 years ago

Major Dhyan Chand was an example of true sportsman spirit and patriotism: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised hockey legend Dhyan Chand as an “example of true sportsman spirit and patriotism”. In his "Mann Ki Baat" address, the PM also lauded the Indian athletes for the efforts at the Olympics said that the country's "daughters" made the nation proud.
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newshockey5 years ago

We are disappointed, says PR Sreejesh on team’s performance at Olympics

After failing to win a medal at the Rio Olympics, Indian men’s and women’s hockey team returned to the country in the wee hours of Thursday. Men’s team captain PR Sreejesh admitted that there was a lot of disappointment, while coach Roelant Oltmans said that the results were satisfactory.
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newshockey5 years ago

PR Sreejesh on Rio exit : We needed to show more team unity and energy after the first goal

Despite taking an early lead in their quarter-final match against Belgium, India crumbled to a 1-3 defeat as they fell apart once Belgium equalized in the second half. Disappointed with the performance, skipper PR Sreejesh blamed the team’s lack of unity after Belgium's goal for their exit.
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newshockey5 years ago

Rio 2016 Hockey roundup | Germany and Argentina play out an 8-goal thriller

Mathias Müller scored a dramatic equalizer as Germany denied Argentina an immediate place in the quarters. Argentina will now play Ireland in their final Pool match for a place in the last 8. In women's hockey, Spain grabbed a surprise win over high-flyers Germany to boost their quarter-final hopes.
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newshockey5 years ago

Indian men’s hockey team qualify for knockout stage after 36 years

Despite losing their match today against Netherlands, the Indian men’s hockey team have qualified for the quarterfinal after fourth-placed Argentina drew against Germany. India, who are third in the standings, have six points from four games and will face Canada in their last group match.
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newshockey5 years ago

PR Sreejesh : We can do wonders in hockey if we keep up the momentum

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newshockey5 years ago

Rio 2016 | Men’s Hockey: India beat Pan-American Champions; Super Spain shine again on Day 4

The Deodoro Hockey Centre enjoyed a thrilling day of men’s competition play on day four, with all 12 teams in action as the race for the Quarter-Final places significantly stepped up in pace.
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newshockey5 years ago

India to take on reigning Olympic hockey Champions Germany

After registering India’s first victory since the 2004 Athens Olympics with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Ireland in the opening match, the PR Sreejesh-led team will take on the reigning Olympic Champions Germany in a match on Monday, which promises to be an exciting encounter.
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newshockey5 years ago

Indian men's hockey team to skip opening ceremony due to non-fitting jerseys

Reports suggest that the kit that was handed to the players has not fit most of them, and they are set to skip the opening ceremony in Rio on Saturday. The Hockey India has, however, claimed that the players are just being guarded against the strenuous ceremony ahead of their match against Ireland.
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