Indian Women’s Hockey Team Wins FIH Series Finals
India clinched the women’s FIH Series Finals Hockey Tournament by beating hosts Japan 3-1 in summit clash at the Hiroshima Hockey Stadium in Japan.
The World No.9 Indian women had put a hard fought win over the Asian champions.
Captain Rani Rampal gave India lead in 3rd minute before drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur struck twice (45th and 60th minutes) late in match to set up win.
In last minutes of match Gurjit, the top scorer of tournament, scored her second goal of match through a penalty corner to make it 3-1 and closed the victory for India.
Kanon Mori scored only goal for Japan in 11th minute.
By entering final of FIH Series Indian women’s team have already secured its place in final round of 2020 FIH Olympics qualifiers.
Women’s FIH Series
The 2018–19 Women’s FIH Series Finals that were held in June 2019 are 2nd stage of 2018–19 editions of Hockey Series.
The event saw the participation of 24 teams (from 5 confederations) matches played were 52.
The venue was in 3 host cities- Hiroshima (Japan), Banbridge (Ireland) and Valencia (Spain).
The top two teams from each event qualified for 2019 FIH Olympic Qualifiers.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2019