The Indian women's hockey team lifted its maiden Asian Champions Trophy after Deepika Thakur struck in the final minute to give her team a thrilling 2-1 win over China in the final in Singapore on Saturday.
Women's Asian Champions Trophy: Coach Neil Hawgood says India needs to control game for longer periods in final
Indian women's hockey team coach Neil Hawgood today cautioned that the players need to control the game for longer periods if they are to subdue China.
The Indian women's hockey team coach Neil Hawgood feels enough time has been spent dissecting the Rio Olympics debacle and his side should now let go of the disappointment to showcase high quality hockey at the Asian Champions Trophy later this month.
36 years after they last walked on an Olympic pitch, the Indian women's hockey team took on Japan in the opening match of their 2016 Rio Olympics campaign, and made a spirited comeback after being 0-2 down to draw 2-2.
India will clash against Japan when they clash in their women's hockey opener in a pool B match of the Rio Olympics in Rio on Sunday.
The Indian women's hockey team is playing at the Olympics after 36 years after the 1980 Rome Games, where they finished fourth. At Rio 2016, they will hope to replicate that position.
It was a disappointing start to the USA tour for the India Women's hockey team as they suffered a narrow 2-3 loss in their opening match in Manheim.
Former India women's hockey captain Ritu Rani broke down as she talked about her omission from the 2016 Rio Olympics squad.
PM Narendra Modi met the Indian athletes who will represent the country at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and wished them luck.
Defender Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam will lead a 17-member Indian women's hockey team in a four-nation tournament in Darwin, Australia starting May 30.
With eyes set on Rio Olympics, the Indian women's team will leave for London next week to play a four-Test series against Great Britain as part of their preparations for the mega-event.
According to sources privy to the development, both Van Ass and Thornton have been awarded a three-year contract till 2018. India will host the 2018 men's Hockey World Cup.
Captain of Indian women's hockey team, Ritu Rani too expressed satisfaction with their preparations for the upcoming quadrennial event