Indian Women Win Asia Cup, Qualifies for Hockey World Cup

India has defeated China 5-4 via shootout to win the women’s Asia Cup hockey title 2017. With this, India also qualified for World Cup 2018 as Continental champion.

Savita Punia was adjudged Goalkeeper-of-the-Tournament while Monica won the Woman-of-the-Match award. Skipper Rani scored twice while Monica, Lilima Minz and Navjot Kaur scored a goal each in the shootout.
Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains Exam-
  • It was in 2004 when the Indian women’s team had clinched the Asia Cup trophy by beating Japan 1-0.
  • The Championship was held in Kakamigahara, Japan.
Source- The Hindu


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