Indian Junior Women’s Hockey team created history after winning their maiden Asia Cup title. The tournament was in Kakamigahara, Japan, and the final was in Japan.
India was undefeated in the tournament, and in the final, they showed their skill as Annu and Neelam scored the two goals to give India a way to grab their hands on the trophy. India secured a place in FIH Women’s Junior World Cup 2023, which is going to happen in Chile.
The Hockey India board also gave 2 Lakh rupees to every player as a reward and one lakh to all support staff. Dilip Tirkey, the president of Hockey India, was happy with the performance of the team and its amazing feat in the tournament.
“We are filled with immense pride as the Indian Junior Women’s team clinched their maiden Junior Asia Cup, leaving us all in awe. Their exceptional display of talent and determination has been truly promising. This triumph has solidified their status as a dominant force in the field, and I firmly believe it will serve as a strong foundation for their upcoming challenge at the Junior World Cup later this year. I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the team and the dedicated support staff for their unwavering efforts in bringing glory to our nation.”Dilip Tirkey said in his statement
The star of the event was Preeti, who grabbed the Player of the Tournament award. She was the captain of the Indian team who once told that she would not be able to play hockey when in training, a defender broke her ankle, and the doctor said that she would not be able to play hockey anymore, but she did not give up and made her dream come true. She said that it was her belief that made her come to this point and the teammate’s contribution.