On Sunday, Hockey India named 25 players. They included the members of the national team which secured a historic fourth position at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The senior women’s national coaching Camp is beginning SAI, Bengaluru on Monday.
Hockey India mentioned in a release, “The core group which also includes the 16 players who were part of the Indian contingent at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will report on Sunday, 12 September for the National Camp which will conclude on 20 October 2021.”
The 25 probable names are Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Manpreet Kaur, Gurjit Kaur, Nisha, Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha, Lilima Minz, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Namita Toppo, Rani, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Udita, Rashmita Minz, Jyoti, Gagandeep Kaur, Mariana Kujur, Suman Devi Thoudam, Mahima Choudhary.
Hockey India President Gyanendro Ningombam said in a release, “While the campaign in Tokyo ended on a disappointing note for the players as it was a case of so near yet so far from the medal, the love and support the players have received over these past few weeks has been incredible and this has motivated them to do better.”
- Salima Tete, Lalremsiami, and Sharmila, members of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics squad will join the junior Indian women’s team’s ongoing national coaching camp in SAI, Bengaluru.
- Bichu Devi Kharibam, a part of the Olympic Core group, will also join the Junior National Camp.
The junior core Group is now preparing for the all-important upcoming FIH Junior Women’s World Cup. This will be held later this year in South Africa.