Durga Thakur from India Has Promoted as International Hockey Umpire

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Durga Thakur from India has been supported as international outdoor umpire by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) for her good performance at the recently-held Hawke’s Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand.

Image of Durga thakur

Image of Durga thakur

Durga thakur Promoted as International Hockey Umpire

About Durga Thakur

  • As an umpire, Durga Thakur had started her career from the third Hockey India (HI) Sub-Junior Men & Women National Championship (Finals) held in Bhopal in 2013.
  • She has completed her graduation from NSNIS in 2011.
  • Her first international project was in 2015 at the double six-Nation Cup in Breda, Netherlands.
  • She has represented her native state Himachal Pradesh at the National Championships in three sporting disciplines basketball, handball and hockey.
  • She had also served as the umpires in the finals of the last National Games.
  • Ms. Thakur is an addition other young Indian umpires currently officiating at the international level with this promotion.
  • Currently there are 14 Indians in the elite league of international umpires including 10 men and 5 women.

About International Hockey Federation:

  • The commonly known by the contraction FIH is the international governing body of field hockey and inside field hockey. Federation Internationale de Hockey sur Gazon
  • FIH was formed on 7th January 1924 in Paris.
  • Its headquarters are located in Lausanne, Switzerland and president at Leandro Negre.
  • FIH is accountable for ground hockey’s major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 20, 2016