Women hockey team training to peak at right time: Midfielder Monika

Harpal  Singh Bedi New Delhi: As Tokyo Olympics nears the Women’s hockey team’s training programme is getting more intense and focused. According to versatile midfielder Monika ” Our focus is to improve each day and be ready for the Games and the entire group is mentally prepared” Talking to Hockey India in Bengaluru Monika said that  the coaching staff is planning… Read More Women hockey team training to peak at right time: Midfielder Monika

Tours to Argentina, Germany helped players fine tune their game ahead of Olympics: Women’s Hockey Vice Skipper Savita

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Women’s Hockey Team vice captain Savita feels that the recent tours to Argentina and Germany has helped the players in fine tuning their game ahead of the Olympic Games in July,  “Not having played competitive matches in over a year, we were not sure how we would do against top teams… Read More Tours to Argentina, Germany helped players fine tune their game ahead of Olympics: Women’s Hockey Vice Skipper Savita

Hockey Women: Indian Juniors hold Chile Senior Team to a 2-2 draw

Newsroom24x7 Network Santiago (Chile): Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team  put up a  resilient performance to hold Chile Senior Team to a 2-2 draw here at the Prince of Wales Country Club on Thursday evening in their fourth match of the Tour  India’s goal scorers  were Deepika (40′) and Gagandeep Kaur (55′) who led  visitors  fightback after  the hosts … Read More Hockey Women: Indian Juniors hold Chile Senior Team to a 2-2 draw

Women Hockey Team’s preparation for Olympics is on right track: Defender Salima Tete

Harpal Singh Bedi  New Delhi: Women’s Hockey Team Defender Salima Tete, feels   that Indian team’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics were on the right track.  “Preparation is very important for any tournament and we want to be well prepared for the Olympics especially.” The defender told Hockey India in Bengaluru   “The team is shaping… Read More Women Hockey Team’s preparation for Olympics is on right track: Defender Salima Tete

Peaking at the right time is crucial for our Olympics campaign: Forward Navjot Kaur

 Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Ace hockey forward Navjot Kaur  feels that  peaking at the right time will be the most crucial thing for women hockey team’s performance at the Olympics.  According to her getting back to full form is not enough, the team will also have to time their return to full form well.  Talking to… Read More Peaking at the right time is crucial for our Olympics campaign: Forward Navjot Kaur

Thrilled to be back on the playing field: Jr women Hockey striker Mumtaz Khan

Harpal Singh Bedi  New Delhi: Talented young forward Mumtaz Khan is thrilled to  be back on the playing field after a gap of nearly six months. Mumtaz is part of the core probable group of Junior Women’s Hockey squad which underwent a two-week mandatory quarantine period before commencing activities this week in Bengaluru. Expressing the team’s excitement,… Read More Thrilled to be back on the playing field: Jr women Hockey striker Mumtaz Khan

Indian Women’s hockey team can be medal winner at Tokyo Olympics: Dhanraj Pillay

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay feels that the national women’s team has the  potential to have a podium finish  at the Tokyo Olympics. The mercurial forward  is of the view that skipper Rani Rampal and custodian  Savita Punia  can  guide the eves to their first ever Olympic medal in the… Read More Indian Women’s hockey team can be medal winner at Tokyo Olympics: Dhanraj Pillay

Right time for talented women players to take up hockey: Striker Navneet Kaur

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi:  Ace striker Navneet Kaur  has opined that this is the right time for aspiring women players to take up the sport  as  besides recognition, equal status and opportunities  the fan-following for women’s hockey too has grown considerably  in the past couple of years.  “I believe this is the golden period for women’s… Read More Right time for talented women players to take up hockey: Striker Navneet Kaur

Podium finish at the Olympics is our ultimate aim: Women’s hockey Midfielder Monika

 Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi:  Women hockey team’s experienced midfielder Monika says that podium finish at the  Olympics is their ultimate aim. “For us Olympics has always been the biggest stage  We will do everything to  to win a Medal for India.” She told Hockey India in Bengaluru , The 26-year-old,who has played 150 matches for the national side, said… Read More Podium finish at the Olympics is our ultimate aim: Women’s hockey Midfielder Monika

Sport has made women players financially independent: Hockey Team Skipper Rani Rampaul

Harpal Singh Bedi   New Delhi: Women hockey team captain Rani Rampaul  says that the sport has made members of her team financially independent at a very young age and they are in a better position to take care of their families’ needs. Encouraging youngsters to pursue hockey, Rani said she will like more and more girls should start… Read More Sport has made women players financially independent: Hockey Team Skipper Rani Rampaul

My ambition is to become one of the best finishers in the world: Hockey Forward Navjot Kaur

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi: Women’s hockey team forward Navjot Kaur has one ambition – to become one of the best finisher in the World hockey. The striker from Haryana has become a key member of the Indian women’s side since making her debut in December 2012 against New Zealand . She has been part… Read More My ambition is to become one of the best finishers in the world: Hockey Forward Navjot Kaur

Happy that Women hockey players won National Awards: Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne

Harpal Singh Bedi  New Delhi: Chief Coach of women’s hockey team  Sjoerd Marijne on Tuesday hailed striker and skipper Rani Rampaul and defender Deepika for being recognized with the National Awards.  While Rani becomes the first Women’s Hockey Player to be honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, on, former defender Deepika will receive the Arjuna Award this year.   “I… Read More Happy that Women hockey players won National Awards: Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne

Hockey Woman: Teenager forward Mumtaz Khan keen to represent the country at the highest level

Harpal Singh Bedi  New Delhi: Overcoming several odds  17-year old Jr women’s hockey team forward   Mumtaz Khan, has become one of the brightest prospects for the country after putting in impressive performances in the last couple of years.  The  story of this teenager, who happened to choose hockey only by coincidence, is one of hardships, grit, determination and great… Read More Hockey Woman: Teenager forward Mumtaz Khan keen to represent the country at the highest level

I want to play for India in the Olympics: Jr women hockey midfielder Mariana Kujur

 Harpal Singh Bedi  New Delhi: Junior Women’s Hockey Team midfielder Mariana Kujur says that her dream is to play for the country at the Olympics. The 21-year-old who was part of the Jr squad which won the Silver Medal at the 6-Nations Invitational Tournament 2018 in Belgium said that she wants to be among the best… Read More I want to play for India in the Olympics: Jr women hockey midfielder Mariana Kujur

Hockey India congratulates Rohini Bopanna, Gurbaj Singh on being promoted by the FIH

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: Hockey India on Saturday congratulated Rohini Bopanna on being promoted to FIH Technical Official- Advancement Panel and  Umpire Gurbaj Singh for being named  Outdoor Umpire- FIH International Panel.  Rohini Bopanna started her career as a Technical Official when she first officiated during the 4th Hockey India National Championship (Women) in 2014 where she… Read More Hockey India congratulates Rohini Bopanna, Gurbaj Singh on being promoted by the FIH

Recognition and Awards motivate sportsperson to give their best: Rani Rampaul

Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi:  Ace striker and Women’s hockey team captain  Rani Rampaul  is of the view that  recognition and awards  are a big motivation for a sportsperson to excel. A player tends to give her/his best if  performance (s)  is appreciate and recoganized ,  said Rani  on the sidelines of the FICCI India Sports… Read More Recognition and Awards motivate sportsperson to give their best: Rani Rampaul

Women’s Hockey : India beat Japan 2-1 to win Olympic Test Event

Newsroom24x7 Network Tokyo:  Navjot Kaur and Lalremsiami  scored  a goal in each half   as India piped Japan 2-1  to win the Women’s hockey  Olympic Test Event here at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Wednesday .  Navjot Kaur  put India ahead in the  11th minute while   and Lalremsiami  again gave the winners  the lead in the 33rd minute  while… Read More Women’s Hockey : India beat Japan 2-1 to win Olympic Test Event

Women’s Hockey: India holds China to a goalless draw, makes it to the final of Olympic Test Event

Newsroom24x7 Network Tokyo (Japan):  Goalkeeeper Savita  brought off some stunning saves  as India held China to a goalless draw and  made it to the  final of the Women  Hockey Olympic Test Event at the Oi Stadium here on Tuesday. With a tally of five points from  three matches, India topped the points table, and will now face hosts… Read More Women’s Hockey: India holds China to a goalless draw, makes it to the final of Olympic Test Event

Women’s Hockey: India hold World No. 2 Australia to 2-2 draw at Olympic Test Event

Newsroom24x7 Network Tokyo: India  held the World No. 2 Australia   to a  2-2 draw  in their second round-robin match of the women’s hockey Olympic Test Event at the Oi Hockey Stadium here today. . The match saw India twice cancel Australia’s lead to earn themselves a hard fought draw with Kaitlin Nobbs (14′) and Grace… Read More Women’s Hockey: India hold World No. 2 Australia to 2-2 draw at Olympic Test Event

Women’s Hockey ; India beat Uruguay 4-1 in FIH  Series Finals opener

Newsroom24x7 Network Hiroshima: India opened their campaign at the FIH Women’s hockey Series Finals with an facile  4-1 win over Uruguay here on Saturday.. Ranked No.9 in the World, India opened their account as Captain Rani gave them a lead in the 10th minute with a skilful strike. At the end of first quarter, India led the match… Read More Women’s Hockey ; India beat Uruguay 4-1 in FIH  Series Finals opener