FIH Series Finals: Indian women's hockey team defeats Japan in final

Jun 25 2019 01:44 PM
FIH Series Finals: Indian women's hockey team defeats Japan in final

The Indian women's hockey team defeated Japan 3-1 here on Sunday to win the FIH Women's Series Finals with the help of two goals from Gurjit Kaur. India has entered in the final by defeating chile with 4-2.

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India got a penalty corner in the third minute of the game, on which they scored a goal to take a 1-0 lead. For India, it was scored by captain Rani Rampal. Japan then scored a 1-1 lead through a field goal in the 11th minute. For Japan, the goal was scored by Kennon Mori.No goal in the second quarter, but Gurjit Kaur scored a brilliant drag flick for India in the last minute of the third quarter. India entered the last quarter with a 2-1 lead. In this quarter, though Japan had many chances to equalise, it could not redeem them. India, however, scored a penalty corner in the 60th minute to secure India's victory with a 3-1 margin. Rani was the best player of the tournament, while Gurjit scored the most goals.

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For your information, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also praised the  team and has said, "Extraordinary game, fantastic result. Congratulations to the team for winning the Women's FIH Series Finals Hockey Tournament. This spectacular victory will further make hockey more popular in the future and also encourage many young girls to play the game," '


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