London Olympic Hockey Competitions WOMEN – Day 1: “Opening – Hockeyroos will take on Black Sticks”

London 2012 Hockey Previews

The curtain raises at the Riverbank arena to open the Hockey competition of the 2012 London Olympics at 8:30 (BST) on 29th July with New Zealand Women’s Hockey Team taking on Australia in the opening game (Pool B). The 3 times Olympics Gold medalists Hockeyroos (Australian Women’s Hockey Team) will play Trans-Tasmanian arch-rivals Black Sticks as hockey fans from around the world support their country and the game, the Men’s competition will kick-start on Monday 30th July, as the Korean Men lock horns with the Black Sticks (New Zealand). In the other matches of the day current World #1 in the FIH World Rankings and Beijing Gold Medalists … Continue reading →

Indian Girls’ Journey to their First Silver at 6th Jr Asia Cup (Women’s)

Ritu Rani

India was led to their first Silver Medal at the Junior Women’s Asia Cup by experienced mid-fielder Ritu Rani, with forward Poonam Rani as her deputy (Team Details) in the 6th edition of the tournament, which was played in Bangkok, Thailand. Final Standings of the tournament are as following: 1. China, 2. India, 3. Korea, 4. Japan, 5. Malaysia, 6. Thailand, 7. Sri Lanka, 8. Pakistan, 9. Singapore and 10. Kazakhstan (All Results of 6th Women’s Jr Asia Cup, Bangkok Thailand) India defeated Sri Lanka and Singapore 16-0 and 9-0 respectively, before losing to eventual Champions China 2-5. Then India … Continue reading →

India finishes with silver medal in 6th Junior Women’s Asia Cup

Ritu Rani

India finished the 6th Junior Women’s Asia Cup hockey championship with the silver medal – its best showing after four bronze medals – as they lost 2-5 to China in the final in Bangkok today. Taking the pitch with confidence against a team that had beaten it 2-5 in the Group A league, India played superbly to lead the Chinese 2-0 after 25 minutes when a 10-minute interruption because of rain hampered its rhythm. Deep Grace Ekka scored off a seventh minute penalty stroke while skipper and midfielder Ritu Rani scored a field goal four minutes later. India had the … Continue reading →

India Vs Japan and Korea vs China in the Semis of Jr Asia Cup (Women’s)

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After the results of Day 7 (last day of pool stage matches), the semi-finalists of 6th 6th Junior Women’s Asia Cup are now known. Pool A leaders China will Korea placed 2nd in Pool B standings while Japan (Pool B Standings Toppers) will take on India (2nd in Pool A). Earlier on the last day of pool stage, India and Malaysia needed a win to reach semi finals, but India had to fight it out against a bold effort of Malaysia to win the match 2-1 from 0-1 deficit. It is Malaysia’s best outing against India in the competition. Apart from the … Continue reading →

Black Sticks lose final match in China test series 1-0

The Black Sticks Women have concluded their third and final match against China in Beijing today with a 1-0 loss. The loss lacked the spark of the previous two wins, with the team never quite getting out of the starting blocks in the first half. Their game however, picked up in the second half. Black Sticks coach Mark Hager said although the team created more chances to score in the second half, it was a disappointing performance with the frequent loss of possession and turnovers. “We lacked midfield control today and then in the end, were really quite lucky to … Continue reading →

Black Sticks Women Start With Gutsy Win

The Black Sticks Women have started their series against China with a 2-1 victory in Beijing tonight. All square at 1-1 at halftime, striker Katie Glynn deflected in the winning goal with less than three minutes on the clock. Black Sticks coach Mark Hager said it was a gutsy victory against the Chinese, who are ranked one place higher than the sixth ranked Kiwis. “It was a hard fought game but we were inconsistent and pretty patchy. We need a complete 70 minute effort in the next match,” said Hager. Author: “”; Last updated on May 29, 2012 22:44 .