Odisha women’s team has won its first-ever gold in Senior Nationals as they defeat Karnataka 2-0 in the final of the 12th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship. Earlier, Hockey Jharkhand defeated Hockey Haryana 3-2 in the third-fourth place match. The 12th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship was held in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
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However solid defensive performances from both sides ensured that the match went into the Halftime with the scoreline reading 0-0. Punam Barla (34′) opened the scoring in the match in the third quarter as Odisha picked up the lead. Ashim Kanchan Barla (59′) sealed the game with a late goal as Odisha beat Karnataka 2-0 to claim the championship.