Indian Hockey Can Look Up To 2015 With Optimism

2014 was truly one of the best years one can remember for Indian hockey. It’s not often that we see the national team spike the guns of the world’s top four teams in a single year given the dwindling fortunes of the team over the past few decades. It won’t be at all ‘unfair’ to

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Hockey India League 2015: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The Hockey India League concluded with the Ranchi Rays claiming the title. The penalty shoot-out was perhaps a fitting end to what was an exciting tournament. Hockey India League: The Good- Ranchi Rays, UP Wizards And Punjab Warriors Ranchi Rays In terms of performances put up, there is absolutely no doubt that the Punjab Warriors

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Indian Hockey: Top Four Indian Players Of 2014

As the Hockey India League kicks off the 2015 season it is a good time to remind ourselves about some of the top Indian Hockey players of 2014.  2014 was a good year for Indian hockey. The Indian hockey team’s Asiad gold medal winning effort last year and string of good performances against Australia and

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Asian Games Hockey Recap: Reasserting Authority

A 16 year wait for Gold in the national game finally ended when the Incheon Asian Games Hockey event ended with a gold and bronze medal for India in the Men’s and Women’s category respectively. Both our teams improved their performance from the 2010 Asian Games where the women had failed to secure a podium

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GOLD For Indian Men’s Hockey Team

The 16 year long wait has finally ended. The Indian Hockey team has won the Gold medal at the Asiad for the first time since 1998. Both these Gold medal matches were historic and equally nerve wracking as they were decided through a penalty shootout. The men in blue defeated subcontinental rivals Pakistan 4-2 on

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Recap Day 13: Double Gold For India In Hockey And Athletics

Day 13 turned out to be a memorable day for India as men’s Hockey brought an Asiad gold after 16 years and the women’s 4x400m relay team also defended their Asiad title successfully. In an absolutely nail-biting and enthralling contest, India saw off Pakistan in a penalty shootout to seal India’s place at the 2016 Rio

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Day 12 Recap: Mary Kom Brings Gold While Sarita Might Face Possible Ban

It was a day of mixed emotions for the Indian camp as there was boundless joy on one side with Mary Kom winning the gold and sadness on the other with Sarita Devi refusing to accept the unfairly awarded bronze medal. India added 4 more medals – 1 gold through Mary Kom, 1 bronze in women’s hockey,

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Day 11 Recap: Vikas Gowda Brings Silver Lining On A Day Of Boxing Drama

On a day of shameful judgment in boxing, Vikas Gowda and men’s hockey brought India much-needed welcome news. Vikas Gowda clinched the silver medal in men’s discus throw while the men’s hockey team beat Korea to book their place in the final after 12 years. In the boxing arena, Mary Kom brought delight with her

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Indian Hockey Team Set Up Final Versus Pakistan

A little over a minute was left in the third quarter when Akashdeep Singh received a pass in the South Korean D. With two South Korean defenders on both sides, Akashdeep took the route less traveled as he flicked the ball between his legs. The South Korean goalkeeper was left clueless, as the ball rifled into the left corner of the goal post.



Women’s Hockey: India Lose To Korea

The Indian Women’s hockey team was handed a 1-3 defeat by hosts South Korea in the all important semifinal Hockey match at the Asian Games in Incheon on Monday. Kim Darae, Han Hyelyoung and Park Mihyun scored goals for the hosts while Namita Toppo scored the only goal for India. The Koreans gained lead as early

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