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Indian team celebrating with Asian Champions Trophy will make you misty-eyed

Indian team celebrating with Asian Champions Trophy will make you misty-eyed

In the India vs Japan final at the Asian Champions Trophy, the hosts prevailed 4-0 to win their second title, under Savita Punia.

The Indian women’s hockey team, led by skipper Savita Punia triumphed against Japan in the final 4-0 to lift the Asian Champions Trophy late on Sunday. Sangita Kumari (17′), Neha (46′), Lalremsiami (57′), and Vandana Katariya (60′) scored a goal each for the country. After winning the tournament, Hockey India recognised the team’s efforts and announced a cash reward of INR 3 lakh for the team, and 1.5 lakh for the support staff.

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India vs Japan @Asian Champions Trophy Final

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It was a tournament worth remembering as India’s scoring prowess finally came to the fore, which was under scrutiny after their semis exit at the Asian Games. This time around, India left no scope for speculation, and even beat China, their nemesis, in the group stage. The defence did wonders too, as Savita Punia saved three PCs in quick succession.

After the Asian Champions trophy final, Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey remarked, “On behalf of Hockey India, I extend my warmest congratulations to the Indian Women’s Hockey Team for their outstanding performance and their triumphant capture of the Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi 2023. Your unwavering dedication and strenuous efforts have brought immense pride to the nation, underscoring your resolute commitment to the sport of hockey. Continue to shine, and we eagerly anticipate witnessing more extraordinary victories in the times ahead.”

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