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"Important to stay motivated when there are no competitions," says Indian Men's Hockey Team Defender Birendra Lakra

"Important to stay motivated when there are no competitions," says Indian Men's Hockey Team Defender Birendra Lakra

The Indian Men's Hockey Team defender Birendra Lakra has faced several odds in his long career in International hockey. One of the greatest tests he was put through was in 2016 when he suffered a career-threatening knee injury that forced him to miss the Rio Olympic Games. This testing period is something he recalls every now and then to keep himself motivated. "When I was injured in 2016, there were a lot of uncertainties as to whether I will be able to play again. But what helped was the fantastic support system I had and thanks to Hockey India who ensured I got the best treatment and rehab I was able to return to competitive hockey in 8-10 months. With activities resuming only in the past three weeks and no competition at the moment due to the pandemic, I often recall my injury phase to stay motivated and tell myself this phase will pass soon," he said.

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We are fortunate to be preparing for the Olympics in a safe environment, says Indian Women's Hockey Team Forward Vandana Katariya

We are fortunate to be preparing for the Olympics in a safe environment, says Indian Women's Hockey Team Forward Vandana Katariya

One of India's most experienced strikers Vandana Katariya has been extremely satisfied with the way the national side has progressed since the team resumed sports activities last month. The Forward, who has played over 200 matches and scored 64 goals for the Indian Women's Hockey Team, expressed that the side is very fortunate to be preparing for the Olympics in a safe environment.

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"Belgium's attack and precision inside the circle was impressive," says Indian Men's Hockey Team Striker Lalit Upadhyay

"Belgium's attack and precision inside the circle was impressive," says Indian Men's Hockey Team Striker Lalit Upadhyay

The Indian Men's Hockey Team forward Lalit Upadhyay was all-praise for the Belgian attack that imposed a massive 6-1 win against Germany in the FIH Hockey Pro League match on Tuesday Night. The League resumed after a six-month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Indian Team, who had beaten Belgium 2-1 in their first match and lost 3-2 in their second match when they took on the World Champions earlier this year, keenly followed the proceedings of the match. 

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Our experienced Midfielders group will be crucial for India's success in the upcoming years, says Indian Women's Hockey Team Midfielder Nikki Pradhan

Our experienced Midfielders group will be crucial for India's success in the upcoming years, says Indian Women's Hockey Team Midfielder Nikki Pradhan

 Indian Women's Hockey Team Midfielder Nikki Pradhan has been part of many memorable moments for the national side which includes the Gold Medal win at the Women's Asia Cup 2017, victory at the FIH Women's Series Finals 2019 and booking a place at the Tokyo Olympics after defeating USA at the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers last year. Pradhan, who has played over 100 matches for the Indian team, recalled her time at the Bariatu Girls' Hockey Center in Ranchi, where she learned the techniques of hockey.

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Hockey India conducts online workshops as part of the induction program for the new Technical Officials in Hockey India officiating system

Hockey India conducts online workshops as part of the induction program for the new Technical Officials in Hockey India officiating system

After the launch of the open application submission system for registration of Hockey Coaches and Technical Officials in India on the Hockey India Member Unit Portal in July earlier this year, a number of candidates submitted their application to register as an Umpire or a Technical Official. Among the applications, Hockey India has shortlisted 124 candidates as per its eligibility criteria after they were nominated by their respective registered state member units.

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"Hockey has made us financially independent," says Indian Women's Hockey Team Skipper Rani

"Hockey has made us financially independent," says Indian Women's Hockey Team Skipper Rani

Encouraging youngsters to pursue hockey, the Indian Women's Hockey Team Skipper Rani expressed that the sport has made members of her team financially independent at a very young age and they are in a better position to take care of their families' needs. "I think ten years or 15 years ago if someone said, we will take up hockey as a career they would either laugh or bluntly ask us how will that help make a living. But things have changed drastically in the sport now. With Hockey India hosting regular National Championships, aspiring players get an opportunity to show their talent and consistent performance at the top level could assure a player of a job as well as a chance to make it to the national team," she explained. 

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