India women's national field hockey team

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India
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Association Hockey India
Confederation ASHF (Asia)
Coach Anthony Thornton
Captain Ritu Rani
FIH ranking 13
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The Indian women's national field hockey team represents India in international field hockey competitions.[1]

Captain Suraj Lata Devi led the team to the Gold for three consecutive years: during the 2002 Commonwealth Games[2][3] (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.[4]

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
Asian Champions Trophy - 1 1 2
Afro-Asian Games 1 1

Tournament History[edit]

Summer Olympics

Hockey World Cup

FIH Hockey World League

Hockey Champions Challenge

Commonwealth Games

Asian Games

Hockey Asia Cup

Asian Hockey Champions Trophy

Afro-Asian Games

Awards[edit]

Summer Olympics

Hockey World Cup

Hockey Champions Challenge

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

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.[6] The team won the Gold after they beat the English women's hockey team.[7][8][9] 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey India". Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Images of the 2002 Commonwealth games (Suraj Lata Devi WAIKHOM biography)". Indian Field Hockey Homepage. December 2004. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Images of the 2002 Commonwealth games Suman Bala SAINI biography)". Indian Field Hockey Homepage. December 2004. Retrieved 29 December 2008. 
  4. ^ Pandey, Vineeta (15 February 2004). "Indian Sportswomen: Still the Second Sex". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  5. ^ http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2002080500992000.htm&date=2002/08/05/&prd=th&
  6. ^ "Indian women stun Kiwis". BBC. 1 August 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  7. ^ "India deny England gold". BBC. 3 August 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  8. ^ Kamesh, Srinivasan (5 August 2002). "Indian girls peak at the right time". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  9. ^ "Indian eves win Commonwealth hockey gold". Rediff.com. 3 August 2002. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 


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