The Indian women’s hockey team has emerged victorious in the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023, securing the gold medal for the second time in the competition’s history. The team’s remarkable journey to victory was celebrated and praised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The tournament’s final match, which sealed India’s triumphant moment, took place on 5th November 2023, at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Mundra Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi. India displayed exceptional prowess by defeating Japan 4-0 in the final match.
India Triumphs in the Final
In a thrilling showdown, Indian women’s hockey team, displayed impeccable skills and teamwork to outclass Japan with a score of 4-0. This victory marked India’s second gold medal in the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy, with their previous win occurring in 2016.
Key Results of Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023
- Unbeaten Streak: India’s spectacular performance included securing seven consecutive victories in as many matches throughout the tournament. Their unblemished record highlighted their dominance and unwavering commitment.
- Player of the Tournament: Salima Tete, hailing from Jharkhand, was awarded the prestigious title of Player of the Tournament. Her exceptional skills and contributions on the field player a crucial role in India’s success.
- Top Goal Scorer: Sangeeta Kumari, representing the India team, showcased her goal-scoring prowess by netting an impressive total of six goals during the tournament. Her performance was pivotal in securing gold medal.
- Leading Scorer: China’s Jiaqi Zhong emerged as the top scorer of the tournament, amassing seven goals in her name. Her remarkable goal-scoring ability shone throughout the competition.
Maximum Team Goals Award
India’s remarkable goal-scoring prowess was recognized with the Maximum Team Goals Award. They scored an impressive 27 goals in seven games, showcasing the team’s offensive capabilities. Their solid defense, which only conceded two goals from penalty corners and no field goals, further emphasized their well-rounded skill set.
Recognition and Rewards
In recognition of their exceptional performance throughout the tournament, Hockey India announced a reward of Rs.3 lakh for each member of the Indian team and Rs.1.5 lakh for each member of the support staff. This gesture underscores the significance of the team’s victory and the dedication of both the players and support staff.
Congratulations from Dignitaries
Jharkhand Governor CP Radhakrishnan and Chief Minister Hemant Soren extended their warmest congratulations to the Indian team for their outstanding victory. The triumph in front of a home crowd added to the joyous celebration of this remarkable achievement.