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India beats China to win Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2017

Indian women hockey team beats China to win Asian cup

Team India had a historic win over China in the women’s Hockey Asia Cup on Sunday. It hold off China 5-4 in shootout in the final in Kakamighara, Japan.With this, India has also qualified for next year’s World Cup as Continental champion.

Skipper Rani Rampal scored the winning goal whereas Savita foiled an attempt from the rivals to ensure a 5-4 win.

India won all their matches in the group stages as they beat Malaysia, Singapore and China. They remained unbeaten in the tournament.

India was playing the final for the first time since 2009. India had defeated defending champions Japan 4-2 in the semi-final to make the final.

 

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The last time the team won the Women’s Asia Cup title was in 2004.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the team.

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Skipper Rampal was confident that the girls would do well. “We have made improvements in our game wherever it was necessary. I feel the team is playing well as a unit with good sense of cohesion in our squad. We are looking forward to performing well in Japan so that we can qualify for the World Cup,” she had said.

It was also the first time that the team will play under Coach Harendra Singh’s guidance. Earlier, Dutchman Sjeord Marijne coached the team.

2017 has been a great year for Indian female sportspersons. The Indian women’s Cricket team also made a mark by reaching the finals of Women’s World Cup 2017. Their stellar performance has won them recognition and accolades across the world.

SheThePeople.Tv congratulates the team for bringing glory to the country.

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