Rupinder Pal Singh has been appointed to lead Indian Hockey Team at the Asia Cup as Hockey India on May 9. The tournament will be held in Jakarta, from May 23 to June 1, confirmed a World Cup qualifier. Birender Lakra has been named deputy to Rupinder for the event to lead the 20-member team. Notably, It will be the first assignment for former captain will be leading as coach.
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Legendary hockey player and former Indian captain Charanjit Singh, who represented India as captain in 1964 Tokyo Olympics gold medal-winning team, died on January 27 in Himachal Pradesh, after suffering a cardiac arrest, that followed prolonged illnesses. He was 90 years old, and was paralysed after suffering a stroke five years back. Singh is survived by two sons and one daughter. Reportedly, his last rites are yet to be performed.
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Ten government schools in Punjab have been renamed after the India Hockey team players, who won a bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics 2020, said Punjab Education Minister, Vijay Inder Singla on August 23. Reportedly, Punjab CM has also approved the names of the respective schools. The Government Senior Secondary School (GSSS), Mithapur, Jalandhar has been named as Olympian Manpreet Singh Government Senior Secondary School, Mithapur, given… read-more
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The Indian Hockey team lost to Belgium's Hockey team (5-2) in the first semifinal of Tokyo Olympics 2020. Team India was in the lead during the early stages of the match. Back to back penalty corners put India in the backfoot. Despite the loss, the dream of winning a medal is not far gone. Team India's match on August 5 will be the last chance to secure a bronze medal.
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Former center-forward and current assistant coach of the Indian hockey team Shivendra Singh said that the Indian team is among the top teams to bag a medal in Tokyo Olympics. Singh also said, “Our focus is on the overall speed, sharpness, skill, and agility of the team to ensure that they arrive in Tokyo in peak condition.”
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Former Indian Hockey player and coach MK Kaushik was hospitalised on April 24 after detecting chest infections in a CT scan. While Kaushik’s oxygen level is currently fluctuating his wife is also admitted and is recovering steadily. Training both senior men’s and women’s team, it was Kaushik only under whose coaching Men’s and women’s hockey team won the 1998 Asian Games and 2006 Doha Asian Games respectively.
The Indian men's hockey team is all set to restart its international stint post-COVID-19 induced lockdown as they travel to Germany on Feb 21. The 22-member squad will tour Germany and Belgium to ramp up its Olympic readiness. Under the captainship of goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, India will play the hosts in Germany on February 28 and March 2, further competing against Great Britain on March 6 and 8 in Belgium.
Finishing fourth in the recently declared world rankings, the Indian men's hockey team has achieved its highest position in the rankings since 2003. However, the feat was achieved as the team played fewer matches compared to earlier years due to the pandemic. Maintaining its performance in the rankings, the Indian team has consistently improved its ranking from finishing 10th in 2011. Earlier, its ranking dropped only twice during 2012 and… read-more
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