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Rani Rampal, Savita Punia can take India women to a podium finish in Tokyo Olympics, says hockey icon Dhanraj Pillay
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Rani Rampal, Savita Punia can take India women to a podium finish in Tokyo Olympics, says hockey icon Dhanraj Pillay

Rani had led India to the podium at the 2018 Asian Games and also guided the team to Olympics for the second successive time, while Savita, who is one of the most experienced players in the team, has also played a crucial role in the Olympic Qualifier.

Young striker Lalremsiami credits seniors Rani Rampal, Savita Punia for keeping India women's hockey team motivated during lockdown
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Young striker Lalremsiami credits seniors Rani Rampal, Savita Punia for keeping India women's hockey team motivated during lockdown

Young striker Lalremsiami says had it not been for captain Rani Rampal and her deputy Savita Punia, the India women's hockey team would've found it very hard to spend their confinement at SAI Bengaluru during the lockdown.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India goalkeeper Savita hoping to put Rio nightmare behind her, says best is yet to come
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: India goalkeeper Savita hoping to put Rio nightmare behind her, says best is yet to come

Indian women's hockey team goalkeeper Savita says her best is yet to come and the side is determined to exorcise the ghosts of the Rio Olympics by creating history at the Tokyo Games.

Gurjit Kaur's last-minute goal inspires India women hockey team's comeback win over Great Britain
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Gurjit Kaur's last-minute goal inspires India women hockey team's comeback win over Great Britain

Gurjit Kaur scored the goal from short corner, that India earned with 48 seconds left, to lead her team to a thrilling win.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Goals from Vandana Katariya, Gurjit Kaur help India women's hockey team to draw Australia in test event
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Goals from Vandana Katariya, Gurjit Kaur help India women's hockey team to draw Australia in test event

The Indian women's hockey team came back twice from a goal deficit to hold Australia in a hard-fought round-robin league match of the Olympic Test Event.

Defence holds the key against Australia in Olympic Test event, says hockey team vice-captain Savita Punia
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Defence holds the key against Australia in Olympic Test event, says hockey team vice-captain Savita Punia

The Indian women's team, currently ranked 10th in the FIH Rankings, will face tough challenges against the likes of World No 2 and three-time Olympic champions Australia, China (11th) and hosts Japan (14th) in the Test event in Tokyo.

High on confidence after spate of positive results, India women's hockey team start favourites in five-match series against Malaysia
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High on confidence after spate of positive results, India women's hockey team start favourites in five-match series against Malaysia

High on confidence after a spate of good results, India, led by goalkeeper Savita Punia, will start as favourites in the five-match series against Malaysia.

Hockey India announce 48-member probables list for women's national camp
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Hockey India announce 48-member probables list for women's national camp

Hockey India's core probables list that includes members from the recent 18th Asian Games silver medal-winning team, also features top performers from this year's National Championships.

India captain Virat Kohli, weightlifting world champion Mirabai Chanu receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award
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India captain Virat Kohli, weightlifting world champion Mirabai Chanu receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

India captain Virat Kohli and weightlifting world champion Mirabai Chanu were presented with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Listen: Full script of Episode 43 of Spodcast where we discuss Virat Kohli's absence from Asia Cup squad, Khel Ratna Awards and more
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Listen: Full script of Episode 43 of Spodcast where we discuss Virat Kohli's absence from Asia Cup squad, Khel Ratna Awards and more

Read the full script of episode 43 of Spodcast, Firstpost's sports podcast, where we discuss India beginning their Asia Cup campaign sans skipper Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu getting nominated for Khel Ratna among other things.

Asian Games 2018: India women's hockey team needs to add ruggedness to game after heartbreaking defeat in final
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Asian Games 2018: India women's hockey team needs to add ruggedness to game after heartbreaking defeat in final

The India women's hockey team is a smart lot. It won't take them long to figure out the answers as to why gold became silver.

Asian Games 2018: India women's hockey team discovers 'ruthless' streak in 21-0 trouncing of Kazakhstan
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Asian Games 2018: India women's hockey team discovers 'ruthless' streak in 21-0 trouncing of Kazakhstan

Having eased off after half-time in the first match against Indonesia, India showed their ruthless streak with a morale-boosting 21-0 win over Kazakhstan.

Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: Resilience, faith help India hold USA to draw, inch closer towards quarters
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Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: Resilience, faith help India hold USA to draw, inch closer towards quarters

Faced with the humiliation of an exit from the tournament, India turned it around and drew with a group they have beaten only once in their last 10 matches with one draw.

Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: Neha Goyal scores to help resolute India hold England to a draw in opening clash
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Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: Neha Goyal scores to help resolute India hold England to a draw in opening clash

World No 10 India punched above their weight and gave England a run for their money in the keenly-contested duel.

Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: From captain Rani Rampal to goalkeeper Savita Punia, meet Indian team for tournament
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Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: From captain Rani Rampal to goalkeeper Savita Punia, meet Indian team for tournament

Meet the Indian women’s hockey team as they open their campaign on 21 July against Olympic Champions England at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Commonwealth Games 2018: Rani Rampal to lead Indian women's hockey team, goalkeeper Savita Punia returns
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Commonwealth Games 2018: Rani Rampal to lead Indian women's hockey team, goalkeeper Savita Punia returns

The Indian team has been grouped in Pool A along with Malaysia, Wales, England and South Africa at the multi-sport event scheduled to begin on 4 April.

Indian boxer Gaurav Bidhuri aims for Commonwealth Games 2018 spot, says returning from injury won't be tough
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Indian boxer Gaurav Bidhuri aims for Commonwealth Games 2018 spot, says returning from injury won't be tough

The injury came at a wrong time for Bidhuri and forced him to skip the Indian Open held in Delhi in January. But he sounded confident of the course ahead following the bronze in World Championship Germany.

Watch: Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal on growing up in Haryana, Asia Cup victory and more
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Watch: Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal on growing up in Haryana, Asia Cup victory and more

Indian women's hockey team captain Rani Rampal speaks on growing up in Haryana, winning Asia Cup, women empowerment and more.

Women's Asia Cup 2017: Goalkeeper Savita Punia says being unemployed for last 9 years hasn't affected her game
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Women's Asia Cup 2017: Goalkeeper Savita Punia says being unemployed for last 9 years hasn't affected her game

India goalkeeper Savita Punia has received many accolades for her on-field heroics but she could not secure a job for herself despite all the success in a nine-year international career.

Women's Asia Cup 2017: Hockey India announces cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for each member of victorious squad
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Women's Asia Cup 2017: Hockey India announces cash reward of Rs 1 lakh for each member of victorious squad

Hockey India on Monday announced a cash award of Rs 1 lakh each to the 18-member squad which won the Asia Cup in Kakamigahara, Japan.