Holders India Eye Big Win Against Indonesia In Men’s Hockey Opener


An Olympic berth at stake, nothing less than a gold medal would satisfy the top-ranked Indian men’s hockey team, which begins its Asian Games campaign against minnows Indonesia on August 20. Eyes firmly set on securing a direct berth in 2020 Tokyo Olympics, defending champions India will start as overwhelming favourites against the host nation. World No.5 India are unlikely to be challenged by any of their Pool A rivals — Korea (ranked 14), Japan (ranked 16), Sri Lanka (ranked 38), Hong Kong China (ranked 45) and Indonesia.

The Indians should have a smooth run till the semifinals, where they may be taking on either arch-rival Pakistan (ranked 13) or Malaysia (ranked 12).

Going by rankings, it should be a cakewalk for India in the continental event as they are the only side in the competition to be placed inside top 10 in the world.

Indonesia are nowhere in world hockey map and it is bound to be a lopsided contest tomorrow. It is expected to be a goal fest for India tomorrow and it just remains to be seen how many Harendra Singh’s men can pump in to boost their morale ahead of other pool matches.

India’s medal-less show at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April had the fans worried but the team bounced back strongly to reach the final of the concluding edition of the Champions Trophy under Harendra’s guidance.

India bumped into world number one Australia in the title clash and lost only in the shoot off.

Going by their form and performance against top teams of the world, India will be favourites to win their second consecutive Asian Games title, which they have never achieved in the history of the continental event. In 15 editions, the only time the Indians returned without a medal from the Asian Games was in Doha in 2006.

Harendra, who took over the reigns of the senior men’s national team in May this year for a record fourth time, wants his wards to create a legacy by the end of 2018 and, according to him, the Asiad is the first step towards that target.

“We can’t think of anything less than a gold. It is not acceptable. But we have to prove ourselves on the pitch in each and every match,” Harendra had said.

“A gold here will make us the first team to qualify for the 2020 Olympics and we will get one year and 11 months to prepare ourselves.”

Indian men will next take on Hong Kong China on August 20 followed by matches against Japan (August 24), Korea (August 26) and Sri Lanka (August 28).



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India Women’s Hockey Team Aims To Better 2014 Asiad Bronze


The 2018 Asian Games is upon us and a lot is riding on the women’s hockey team to better their bronze medal finish at the 2014 edition in Incheon, South Korea. The team come into this tournament after a quarter-final finish in the recently-concluded Women’s Hockey World Cup. Ireland had beaten India 3-1 via a shoot-off in the quarters breaking the latter’s 44-year-old dream of reaching the last four. This team had a fruitful 2017 with skipper Rani Rampal leading them to the 9th Women’s Asia Cup triumph.

The Asian Games squad was announced last month with forward Rani leading the pack. Ace goalkeeper Savita has been named the vice-captain and she will be joined by Rajani Etimarpu at the goalpost. India’s defence will feature the experienced Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Deepika, Reena Khokhar and drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur while the team’s midfield will include Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Monika, Udita, Nikki Pradhan and Neha Goyal.

Other forwards alongside the experienced Rani are Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur and Navjot Kaur.

Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne highlighted the need for the right mixture of youth and experience in the squad. “We have a good mixture of experienced and young players. I’m happy to note that each one of them have experienced what it is like to play high level matches,” Marijne said.

This is the best chance for the team to win gold given their successful Asian tournament outings (Asian Champions Trophy – winners in 2016; runners-up in 2018).

Complete Squad:

Goalkeepers: Savita (vice-capt), Rajani Etimarpu

Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Deepika, Gurjit Kaur, Reena Khokhar

Midfielders: Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz, Monika, Udita, Nikki Pradhan, Neha Goyal

Forwards: Rani Rampal (capt), Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur.



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Sardar Singh leaves Virat kohli behind in Yo-Yo Test, He was oust from Hockey team due to unfitness


फिटनेस की वजह से राष्ट्रीय हॉकी टीम से बाहर हुए सरदार सिंह ने अब यो-यो टेस्ट में विराट कोहली तक को पछाड़ दिया है.

सरदार सिंह ने यो-यो टेस्ट में विराट कोहली को पछाड़ा, फिटनेस पर टीम से हुए थे बाहर

सरदार सिंह ने यो यो टेस्ट में 21.4 अंक हासिल किए हैं.





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India Men’s Hockey Team Eyes Back-To-Back Golds


The Indian men’s hockey team will start favourites to win gold at the Asian Games 2018 to be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from August 18. India had won gold at Incheon, South Korea, in 2014, beating arch-rivals Pakistan on penalties and will look to repeat the feat in Jakarta. PR Sreejesh, who was awarded the ‘Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament’ at the Champions Trophy 2018 in Breda, was been named as the captain of the Indian team while midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam was named his deputy. A successful title defence at the 18th Asian Games will also secure India an automatic spot at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Harendra Singh’s appointment as chief coach of Indian men’s hockey team has seen an upswing in fortunes for the country. India put in a brilliant performance at the Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Breda, the Netherlands.

India finished runners-up in the tournament, losing to world champions Australia on penalties. They beat the likes of Olympic champions Argentina and Pakistan, and drew against top teams like Belgium and the Netherlands in the tournament.

Even in the final against the world champions Australia, India came agonisingly close to a win. It was a keenly-contested battle between the two finalists of last edition but Australia held their nerves to win the shoot-out.

India followed their Champions Trophy exploits with a 3-0 demolition job over New Zealand in the three-match Test series.

The Indian men’s hockey team will face competition from Pakistan, China, South Korea and possibly Malaysia.

Pakistan are the most successful men’s hockey team in the history of the Asian Games, having won eight gold medals. India have won three golds, finishing second a whopping nine times.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: PR Sreejesh (capt), Krishan B Pathak;

Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Birendra Lakra, Surender Kumar, Rupinder Pal Singh, Amit Rohidas.

Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam (vice-capt); Simranjeet Singh, Sardar Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad.

Forwards: SV Sunil, Mandeep Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Dilpreet Singh.



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Asian Games 2018: Indian Mens Hockey Player Rupinder Pal Singh says we must learn from our failures


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India Hockey Squads Depart For Asiad


With their vision set on securing qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games by winning Gold, Indian Men and Women’s Hockey Teams left for the 18th Asian Games on Tuesday. Reflecting on team’s preparation, Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani said that their team are upbeat and they would look to keep behind their World Cup quarter-final loss with glory in the Asian Games. “We are going into the Asian Games after a strong performance in the FIH Women’s World Cup 2018 which has given us a lot of confidence. Though we were disappointed that we did not make the semi-final, winning a gold in the Asian Games will help fade the bitter memories of the World Cup,” Rani said.

“The team is upbeat, confident and we are eager to further improve our career best World Ranking of No.9 by winning the Asian Games,” she added.

The Women’s team will face Korea, Thailand, Kazakhstan and Indonesia in Pool B and will have to finish in the top two in the Pool Stage to make the Semi Final of the Asian Games.

Indian men’s hockey team captain PR Sreejesh, on the other hand, stated that they have had good practice sessions before heading into the game and they are looking forward to executing their plans well in each and every game they play.

“We had good lead-up to the Asian Games with high-intensity training camp in Bengaluru. We also did well in the practice matches against Bangladesh, Korea and New Zealand where we wanted to implement certain changes in goal-scoring positions within the striking circle because that was one of the areas we fell behind in the FIH Champions Trophy 2018,” Sreejesh said.

“We have also worked a lot on our PC conversion, PC defending and shootouts. Now we just need to execute perfectly in every single match and return home with the Gold,” he added.

When asked who would be India’s toughest opponent this time around, Sreejesh said, “No team can be taken lightly because every single team would come with the mindset of winning the tournament and get direct qualification for Tokyo Olympics. However, I feel that with the potential we have in the current team we will be fighting to better our own performance and ensure we play like a champion squad.”

The men’s hockey team are grouped with Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and China in the tournament.

While women’s team will begin their campaign against hosts Indonesia in their opening match in Pool B clash on August 19, the men’s team will begin their title defence against Indonesia on August 20.

Asian Games are slated to be held from August 18 to September 2 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.



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India Targeting Hockey Gold At Asiad, Says Captain Manpreet Singh


Riding high on the runners-up performance at last month’s Champions Trophy, India hockey captain Manpreet Singh is targeting the gold medal at the upcoming Asian Games. The Indians, who had reached the Champions Trophy final at the earlier edition in 2016 as well, held formidable Australia to a 1-1 draw in the title clash of this year’s tournament before going down in the penalty shoot-out. Manpreet asserted that the confidence of his team mates are now at a high and they are looking forward to defending their title at the Asian Games which is due to be held in Indonesia from August 18. A successful title defence will also ensure an automatic spot at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

“We have only one aim. We have to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics. We will only be happy with the gold, nothing less than that,” Manpreet told IANS on Friday.

The Champions Trophy was the first tournament for India coach Harendra Singh after taking over the reigns from previous incumbent Sjoerd Marijne.

While he admitted that Marijne’s ideas left a strong imprint on the team, Manpreet was confident that Harendra’s approach of letting the Indians play their natural aggressive style will produce results over the long term.

“He is a good coach with a positive attitude. Every coach has his own approach and tactics. We have to play according to his ideas,” the midfielder said.

“Every coach wants to utilise the natural ability of Indians which is attacking hockey. Every coach wants to keep this as a strong point and works on this aspect,” he added.

“Counter attack is a strong point of the Indian team due to our speed. So all the coaches who have come have always worked on this feature of our game.”

The 26-year-old also said that the Indians are focussing on improving their fitness and penalty corner conversion.

“Preparations are going on well. We are focussing more on our fitness and our finishing. We are also paying a lot of attention to penalty corner conversion,” Manpreet said.

“We analyse every team. We try to ensure that whatever mistakes we commit is not repeated,” he added.

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Indian Hockey Goalkeeper has no option other then leaving in Juggi


भोपाल: देश का प्रतिनिधित्व करने वाले खिलाड़ी को वहां की सरकार कई तरह की सुविधाएं देती है ताकि वह खिलाड़ी अपने गेम को और बेहतर कर पाए. लेकिन हमारे देश के खिलाड़ी इतने खुशनसीब नहीं हैं. उन्हें देश का प्रतिनिधित्व करने के लिए रोजमर्रा होने वाली तकलीफों से खुद ही दो चार होना पड़ता है. इन सब के बाद भी वह देश के लिए कुछ कर गुजरने के जुनून को नहीं छोड़ते. ऐसी ही एक खिलाड़ी हैं भारतीय महिला जूनियर हॉकी टीम की गोलकीपर खुशबू खान. जो अपने परिवार के साथ झुग्गी में रहने को मजबूर हैं. गौरतलब है कि खुशबू कुछ दिन पहले ही बेल्जियम के एंटवर्प में 6 देशों के साथ टूर्नामेंट खेलकर लौटी हैं. भारतीय जूनियर टीम में भोपाल से चुनी जाने वाली वह पहली महिला खिलाड़ी हैं. ऐसे में खुशबू जिन हालात में रहकर देश का प्रतिनिधित्व कर रही हैं वह कहीं न कहीं खिलाड़ियों को लेकर राज्य सरकार की नीतियों पर भी सवाल खड़े करता है.

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बेटी पढ़ाओ, बेटी बचाओ के नारे वाले राज्य की खुशबू अपना आशियाना बचाने की लड़ाई लड़ भी रही है. एनडीटीवी से खास बातचीत में उन्होंने बताया कि वह रोज सुबह 5 बजे भोपाल के ऐशबाग स्टेडियम में प्रैक्टिस के लिये खुशबू खान अपना किट बांधकर निकलती हैं. कभी चलाने को बाइक मिल जाती है, नहीं तो 12 किलोमीटर का सफर पैदल ही पूरा करना पड़ता है. मैदान में पुरुष खिलाड़ियों के साथ अभ्यास कर अपने खेल कौशल को निखारतीं हैं.16 साल की उम्र में वो देश के लिये खेल लीं, अब चाहती हैं. भारतीय सीनियर महिला टीम में जगह बनाकर ओलिंपिक में देश का प्रतिनिधित्व करना. ” बेल्जियम में बहुत अच्छा रहा, अभी टारगेट है ओलिंपिक में खेलना. प्रैक्टिस बहुत अच्छी चल रही है अगले टूर में भी अच्छा करूंगी , सीनियर टीम में बहुत जल्दी देखेंगे, ओलिंपिक में गोल्ड लाना है देश के लिये.

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“खुशबू के पिता सब्बीर खान ऑटो चलाकर अपने परिवार को पालते हैं, खुशबू का परिवार 18 साल से झुग्गी में रहता है. जिसमें माता-पिता के अलावा तीन बहनें, दो भाई सहित 9 सदस्य हैं. घर छोटा है उस पर भी प्रशासन की नजर थी. एक पिता चाहते हैं चैंपियन बेटी को सारी सहूलियतें मिलें जिसकी वो हकदार है.  “हमको प्रधानमंत्री योजना में कहा है जब भी बड़े घर बनेंगे तो देंगे, बच्ची ने कहा था ग्राउंड के आसपास देने क्योंकि 12 किलोमीटर पैदल चलती है, उन्होंने कहा यहां नहीं है जब बनेगा तो शिफ्ट कर देंगे. मुख्यमंत्री जी भांजियों की मदद के लिये तैयार रहते हैं तो हमारी बेटी को भी सारी सुविधा मिले. “हमने कहानी सरकार को सुनाई तो मदद का भरोसा मिला.

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राजस्व मंत्री उमाशंकर गुप्ता ने कहा “हम जरूर देंखेंगे, पूरी जानकारी प्राप्त करेंगे हर संभव सहायता करेंगे. “पशु चिकित्सालय के पास घर होने की वजह से कुछ महीने पहले खुशबू की झुग्गी को चिकित्सालय प्रबंधन तोड़ना चाह रहा था, म के लिए गोल बचाने वाली इस खिलाड़ी ने अपने आशियाने को बचाने के लिए भी लड़ाई लड़ी, अब भरोसा है. घर का भी, देश के लिये गोल्ड का भी. 

(हेडलाइन के अलावा, इस खबर को एनडीटीवी टीम ने संपादित नहीं किया है, यह सिंडीकेट फीड से सीधे प्रकाशित की गई है।)



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