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Learning drag-flicking art turning point of my career, says Gurjit

Learning drag-flicking art turning point of my career, says Gurjit

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Indian women's hockey team defender Gurjit Kaur, who has been a key member of the national side for the last few years, has expressed that learning the art of drag-flicking properly has been the turning point of her career."I think learning the drag-flicking technique proper...

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Why I'm being ignored, asks Poonam Rani after being overlooked for Arjuna award

Why I'm being ignored, asks Poonam Rani after being overlooked for Arjuna award

By Nitin Srivastava New Delhi [India], Aug 23 (ANI): Indian women's Hockey team's Poonam Rani on Sunday expressed disappointment with this year's Arjuna Award announcement and raised question over being 'ignored' for the accolade."I am trying for the Arjuna Award for the last three years. All of my ...

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Was disheartening at first but we've adjusted to it: Rani on Olympics postponement

Was disheartening at first but we've adjusted to it: Rani on Olympics postponement

The core probables for the national men's and women's hockey teams are currently at Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Bengaluru facility. "We have only started doing very light activities," Rani told IANS. "It has been a long time since anyone played hockey, so the coaches have develo...

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Players used quarantine time to learn about India's extraordinary Olympic history: Graham Reid

Players used quarantine time to learn about India's extraordinary Olympic history: Graham Reid

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], August 22 (ANI): After returning to the Sports Authority of India's Bengaluru campus earlier this month, players used the two-week-long mandatory quarantine period "to learn about India's extraordinary Olympic history", said Graham Reid, Indian men's hockey team coach....

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Used quarantine period to learn about India's extraordinary Oly history: Reid

Used quarantine period to learn about India's extraordinary Oly history: Reid

Bengaluru, Aug 22 (IANS) Chief coach of the Indian men's hockey team Graham Reid has stated his side used the quarantine period at the SAI facility to learn about country's "extraordinary" Olympic history.The core probables of both men's and women's hockey teams returned to the Sports Authority of I...

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Winning Khel Ratna will serve as great motivation: Rani Rampal

Winning Khel Ratna will serve as great motivation: Rani Rampal

New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Indian women's hockey team skipper Rani, who will be conferred with the Khel Ratna on August 29, has said that the award will motivate her to achieve more laurels for the country.Rani, along with cricketer Rohit Sharma, Mariyappan T. (Para Athletics), Manika Batra (T...

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Khel Ratna will serve as a great motivation: Rani Rampal

Khel Ratna will serve as a great motivation: Rani Rampal

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Hockey India on Friday congratulated Indian women's team captain Rani Rampal for being conferred with the highest sporting honour of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.The national governing body for hockey also congra...

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Hockey player Surender Kumar readmitted to hospital due to VT

Hockey player Surender Kumar readmitted to hospital due to VT

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Indian men's hockey team defender Surender Kumar, who along with five other hockey players had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, has been readmitted to hospital due to Venous Thrombosis (VT).Surender along with five other India players -- skipper Manpreet Sing...

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Hockey player Surender Kumar readmitted to hospital

Hockey player Surender Kumar readmitted to hospital

New Delhi [India], Aug 21 (ANI): Indian hockey team's Surender Kumar, who recently recovered from coronavirus, was on Thursday readmitted to the hospital.The Sports Authority of India (SAI), in a statement, said that the player was readmitted to the hospital due to Venous Thrombosis (VT). However, K...

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Learned value of short distance passes in 3rd Youth Oly Games, says Vivek

Learned value of short distance passes in 3rd Youth Oly Games, says Vivek

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Midfielder Vivek Sagar Prasad has been in the thick of things since making his senior Indian hockey team debut in January 2018. The 20-year-old has played a key role in the team's victories at the FIH Series Finals and the FIH Olympic Qualifiers last year.However, leading In...

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