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Savita Punia: Indian hockey’s revival due to change of mindset

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Goalkeeper of the Indian women’s hockey team, Savita Punia has attributed the transformation in the team to a change in mindset. The hockey team has made impressive progress in the last few years and is gearing up for the FIH Hockey Women’s Nations Cup. According to Punia, the team now has a revamped attitude to the sport and plays each game with the intention of participating as well as accomplishing goals, andevaluating their performances to get better.

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Hockey’s status in India

Hockey’s status in India
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It has long been debated whether hockey is the national game of India or not. As an integral part of India’s legacy, India has won numerous awards which were won for the first time by Major Dhyan Chand and his team. Since then, India has had ups and downs in its hockeyhistory, and is currently undergoing a revival. But is hockey India’s national game? National games have an intrinsic association with the nation, such as sumo wrestling in Japan, and jiu-jitsu and capoeira in Brazil.

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Rourkela gears up for Hockey World Cup

Rourkela gears up for Hockey World Cup
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When Rourkela was announced to be the second venue of the Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup, there were doubts about the completion of a brand-new stadium, for which the International Hockey Federation had set a deadline for November 30.

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FIH Women’s Nations Cup: India set to face Ireland in semis

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Riding on the high of three back-to-back wins, the Indian women’s hockey team is set to take on Ireland next at the semifinals of the FIH Women’s Nations Cup. Led by Savita Punia, the team have so far had an undefeated run with victories over Chile (3-1), Japan (2-1), and South Africa (2-0) to emerge as the top ranked team in Pool B.

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Ranking Rani Rampal’s biggest achievements

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The former captain of the Indian women’s hockey team, Rani Rampal has many achievements to her name, including scoring 117 goals in 250 matches played for India, and representing India at the World Cup in 2010, aged 15. With a long and illustrious career, we revisit some of her biggest achievements.

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Indian hockey’s tussle with Rani Rampal

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When coaches change, teams often undergo a change of squad and this can often include new faces, as a substitute for older ones. Hockey is no exception, as former Indian captain and Khel Ratna Rani Rampal has now been left out of the national team by coach JannekeSchopman.

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The new format of the FIH Pro League

The new format of the FIH Pro League
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The upcoming season of the FIH Pro League is set to kick off soon, with India, Spain and New Zealand scheduled to face each other in Bhubaneshwar. With nine competing nations, India will look to grab the top spot, after it placed third in the last season.

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Harmanpreet Singh wins record making hockey honour

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Harmanpreet Singh has won the FIH Player of the Year award in the men’s category, for the second year back-to-back. This places the 26-year-old at par with others to have the same achievement including Teun De Nooijer of the Netherlands, Jamie Dwyer of Australia, and Arthur van Doren of Belgium.

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