India women's national field hockey team

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Association Hockey India
Confederation ASHF (Asia)
Coach Neil Hawgood
Captain Ritu Rani
FIH ranking 12
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The Indian women's national field hockey team is the national women's team representing India in Field Hockey. Captain Suraj Lata Devi led the team to the Gold for three consecutive years: during the 2002 Commonwealth Games[1][2] (the event which inspired the 2007 Bollywood hit film, Chak De India), the 2003 Afro-Asian Games, and the 2004 Hockey Asia Cup. Team members were referred to as the "assi (Jasjeet) jaisi koi nahi" or the "golden girls of hockey," after the 2004 win.[3]

2002 Commonwealth Games and Chak De India[edit]

The 2002 Commonwealth Games Squad competed in the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The team entered the finals after defeating the Australian women's national field hockey team.[4] The team won the Gold after they beat the English women's hockey team.[5][6][7] This game partially inspired the successful 2007 Shahrukh Khan film about women's field hockey, Chak De India. The coach of the women's team, and a former assistant coach for the team, Mir Ranjan Negi, were involved with the development of the film.

Honors[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Hockey Champions Challenge 1 1
Commonwealth Games 1 1 2
3 Asian Games 1 1 3 5
Asia Cup 1 2 2 5
Afro-Asian Games 1 1

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Cup[edit]

5th 1971 Auckland (New Zealand) Captain Otilia Mascarenhas of Poona

World League[edit]

Champions Challenge[edit]

2002 – Johannesburg, South Africa. Jyoti Sunita Kullu received the Topscorer award for five goals. (Squad)

Commonwealth Games[edit]

2006Melbourne (Squad)

Asian Games[edit]

2014 - Incheon, South Korea

2006Doha, Qatar (Squad)

1998 – Bangkok, Thailand

1986 – Seoul, South Korea

Asia Cup[edit]

  • 4th 2007 Hong Kong

2013 Malaysia

2007 squad[edit]

Marita Tirkey, Poonam Toopo, Suman Bala, Joydeep Kaur, Rosalind Ralte, Asunta Lakra, Subhadra Pradhan, Asem Devi, Kirandeep Kaur, Saba Anjum Karim, Surinder Kaur, Mamta Kharab, Thokchom Devi, Jasjeet Kaur Handa, Deepika, Ritu Rani, and Rajwinder Kaur.

2004 squad[edit]

Suraj Lata Devi (C), Helen Mary, Dipika Murthy, Suman Bala, Kanti Baa, Binita Toppo, Sumrai Tete, Subhadra Pradhan, Masira Surin, Surinder Kaur, Mamta Kharab (Captain), Saba Anjum Karim, Jyoti Sunita Kullu, Sanggai Chanu, Jasjeet Kaur Handa, Pushpa Pradhan, Adline Kerketta, and Manju.[9]

1999 – New Delhi, India

1993 – Hiroshima, Japan

Afro-Asian Games[edit]

Arjuna Awards[edit]

The following is a list of recipients for the Arjuna award in hockey recipients (by year):

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Images of the 2002 Commonwealth games (Suraj Lata Devi WAIKHOM biography)". Indian Field Hockey Homepage. December 2004. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Images of the 2002 Commonwealth games Suman Bala SAINI biography)". Indian Field Hockey Homepage. December 2004. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Pandey, Vineeta (15 February 2004). "Indian Sportswomen: Still the Second Sex". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "Indian women stun Kiwis". BBC. 1 August 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "India deny England gold". BBC. 3 August 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  6. ^ Kamesh, Srinivasan (5 August 2002). "Indian girls peak at the right time". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  7. ^ "Indian eves win Commonwealth hockey gold". Rediff.com. 3 August 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  8. ^ http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2002080500992000.htm&date=2002/08/05/&prd=th&
  9. ^ "Mamta, Anjum in squad for women's Asia Cup hockey". Rediff.com. 27 January 2004. Retrieved 11 April 2008. 

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