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Women’s hockey team announced for Tokyo Olympics, 8 experienced and 8 new players included

Hockey India has announced the Indian women’s hockey team as the preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 have reached the final stage. Hockey India announced a 16-member balanced team amid continuation from Rio Olympics 2016 and adopting a new approach to Tokyo Olympics. Eight veterans and veterans have been included in the team, while eight new players will get a chance to make their Olympic debut.

The final list of players includes eight stalwarts like Rani, Savita, Deep Grace Ekka, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Nikki Pradhan, Navjot Kaur and Vandana Katariya, who were named to the Indian women’s team at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games after a gap of 36 years. representation experience. These eight players have played a total of 1492 matches for India. In such a situation, he will be entrusted with the task of leading the team in its quest for an Olympic medal.

This will be the Indian women’s hockey team’s third appearance at the Olympic Games and their second consecutive tour. Since Rio 2016, the team has had a great experience winning silver medals at 2016 Asian Champions Trophy, 2017 Asia Cup, 2018 Asian Games and making it to the charter finals of 2018 Women’s World Cup for the first time in history.
Drag-flickers Gurjit Kaur, Udita, Nisha, Neha, Navneet Kaur, Sharmila Devi, Lalremsiami and Salima Tete are among the players who have made their debut at the Tokyo Olympics. Lalremsiami is the first player from Mizoram in the team, while Salima Tete was part of the Indian women’s team that won a silver medal at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
Speaking on the team selection, Indian women’s hockey team head coach Schuard Marianne Janne said, “This team has worked very hard and made steady progress over the years. The team has a good mix of experienced players and new talent, which is excellent. We look forward to doing the best in the world in Tokyo. This is a team with a lot of potential and enthusiasm that we hope to use to the best of our ability.

Indian women’s hockey team
Golikeepers : Savita.

Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Nikki Pradhan, Gurjit Kaur, Udita.

Midfielders: Nisha, Neha, Sushil Chanu Pukhrambam, Monica, Navjot Kaur, Salima Tete.

Forwards: Rani, Navneet Kaur, Lalremsiami, Vandana Kataria, Sharmila Devi.