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India Returns Home With Bronze At Women’s U-18 Asia Cup Hockey

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2016 turned out to be a great year for sportswomen. The year is ending on a great note as India clinched Bronze by defeating Korea 3-0 at the 4th Women’s U-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament 2016 on Thursday.

Sangita Kumari scored twice – one in the 55th and 58th minutes – soon after Ritu had opened the score board in the 45th minute, after a goalless first half. The two led India winning the bronze-medal play-off.

While the Indians were looking for counter opportunities from the very beginning, the Koreans made several penalty corners but failed to stand against the Indian defence mechanism.

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After the break, Ritu scored the opener off a penalty corner and India then became unstoppable. After Sangita’s goals, India never lost firm control over the game, and despite a late Korean penalty corner, they held strong to march to a 3-0 win and secure a bronze medal.

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As brilliant as India was in the tournament, Hockey India decided to present cash rewards of Rs 1 lakh for each player, and Rs 50,000 for each member of the support staff.

Feature Image Credit: Sportskeeda

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