Punjab CM Felicitated Pakistan Team and Assured Support

Punjab Chief Minister Mian Mohammed Shahbaz Sharif has assured the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) that the government would extend every possible support for the uplift of the national game in the country as he felicitated the Pakistan Hockey Team who won silver medal Incheon 2014 Asian Games.

Pakistan Hockey Team Felicitated by Punjab Chief Minister Mian Mohammed Shahbaz Sharif

Pakistan Hockey Team Felicitated by Punjab Chief Minister Mian Mohammed Shahbaz Sharif

The Chief Minister gave this assurance during a very cordial meeting with the PHF President Chawdhry Akhtar Rasool, national players and team management at his Model Town office on Tuesday. The Chief Minister had invited the national hockey team that won the silver medal in the recently concluded Asian Games in South Korea. Continue reading →

Gold for Hosts Korea, India won Bronze in Women’s Hockey Asian Games 2014

Korea defeated defending China by 1-0 to win Gold and the India showed a spectacular performance to defeat Japan 2-1 for the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games 2014 at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium in Incheon.

Indian Captain Ritu Rani and Jaspreet Kaur in Bronze Medal match of 2014 Asian Games in Incheon (Credits: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Indian Captain Ritu Rani and Jaspreet Kaur in Bronze Medal match of 2014 Asian Games in Incheon (Credits: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

In the finals, the hosts Korea edged past the defending champions China by a single goal that came in 3rd quarter. A field goal by Kim Darae in 41st minute was enough to stop last 3 editions’ champions China from 4th consecutive title.

In the hard-fought battle between the two teams for Bronze Medal, the India took an early lead through a successful conversion of a penalty corner by Jaspreet Kaur in the 23rd minute of the games, following a dry first quarter of the game for both the teams. Continue reading →