New Delhi, October 15, 2014: In keeping with its long-term commitment to nurture and promote the national game, Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL), the world’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer, felicitated the Indian National Hockey team for winning the Gold at the 17th Asian Games 2014 at Incheon, at a glittering ceremony in the capital today.
Indian Hockey Captain Sardar Singh gifting Indian Jersey signed by Asian Games Gold Medalist Indian Hockey Team to Pawan Munjal ( Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp) at the felicitation function organized by Hero MotoCorp
As a gesture of appreciation for winning the Gold and thereby qualifying for the Rio Olympics 2016, Hero MotoCorp also rewarded each member of the team with Rs 200,000/- and a 225cc Hero ZMR bike. The company also rewarded each support staff of the team with Rs 100,000/-.
Congratulating the team at the event, which was attended by a large number of sports personalities, enthusiasts, administrators and other dignitaries, Pawan Munjal, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Hero MotoCorp said, “This victory by the hockey team at the Asiad Games will go a long way in our collective efforts to revive our national game. What makes this victory even more special is the fact that the title has returned to India after a long wait of 16 years. Representing India in the global arena is a special honour and millions of Indians look up to these champions. At Hero, we have a long history of association with different sports and Hockey has been one of the priority areas. We will continue to cheer for our team and support the game in various formats through our association with Hockey India and FIH.” Continue reading →
Two weeks of extra-ordinary hockey action came to end with Germany defending their title successfully, as yesterday Netherlands did in Women’s category. Germany defeated Netherlands (2-1) in fitting finale at Riverbank Arena in London Olympic Park to win their 2nd successive Olympic Gold Medal. While earlier in the day the World Champions Australia defeated (3-1) the hosts Great Britain to win the Bronze Medal i.e. their 9th Olympic Medal.
1. Germany (Gold) 2. Netherlands (Silver) 3. Australia (Bronze) 4. Great Britain 5. Belgium 6. Spain 7. Pakistan 8. Korea 9. New Zealand 10. Argentina 11. South Africa 12. India
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Defending Olympic Champions Germany will take on, in form Netherlands at 20:00 BST at Riverbank Arena in London Olympic Park. While Hosts Great Britain will face the World Champions and Number One side Australiain their quest of clinching Bronze Medal in front of home crowd at 15:30 BST.
In semi-final, the defending champions showed their character in defeating the World Champions Australia (4-2), while the Dutch outclassed the hosts, world number four, Great Britain (9-2) in semi-final. Continue reading →
Netherlands repeated their feat of Beijing and defended their Olympic Gold medal by defeating Argentina 2-0 in well fought Final match at Riverbank arena. Hosts Great Britain defeated (3-1) New Zealand to win the Bronze Medal.
1. Netherlands (Gold), 2. Argentina (Silver), 3. Great Britain (Bronze), 4. New Zealand, 5. Australia, 6. China, 7. Germany, 8. Korea, 9. Japan, 10. South Africa, 11. Belgium, 12. United States
The Dutch started well, but Argentina slowly gained control on the game which looked equal till half time with a 0-0 score line. But in the second half, Netherlands scored 2 goals from PCs and took the match and the eluding Gold Medal away from Luciana AYMAR and her team Las Leonas, who have now won 2 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals at the Olympics. Continue reading →