2016 Rio Olympics qualified Indian women’s hockey team [ Current Affairs ]
About Indian women hockey team: This team is also named as golden girls of hockey after their 2004 victory. This team represents India in international level hockey championship. Currently Canada’s Mathias Ahrens is the coach.
- This team’s main lead is Ritu Rani who is from Haryana.
- This team is currently ranked 13th in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Worldwide.
About its achievements:
- In common wealth games this team has won one gold and one silver medal and ranked second.
- In Asian Games this team has won one gold, one silver and three bronze medals and ranked third.
- In Hockey Asia Cup this team has won one gold, two silver and two bronze medals and ranked fourth.
- In Hockey Champions Challenge this team has won one bronze medal.
- In Asian Hockey Champions Trophy this team has won one silver and one bronze medal and ranked third.
- In Afro - Asian Games this team has won one gold medal.
About the qualification of team in 2016 Rio Olympics:
- This team has been qualified in 2016 Rio Olympics and will be joining nine other teams.
- This was declared by International Hockey Federation.
- The Indian Women’s Hockey team has been qualified after a long gap as they were represented last in 1980 Moscow Olympics where they stood 4th.
- The other teams qualified include China, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand, US, South Korea, Argentina.
- Published on: September 22, 2015