'Prepared to play eight games': Marijne on India women's team fitness

Published on Jun 24, 2021 04:49 PM IST

With the recovery period associated with Covid, how are the Indian players' fitness levels at this point 30 days before Tokyo 2020? "We are good. Last week, we played four-five matches. The results were really good," said coach Sjoerd Marijne

File image of Indian women’s hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne.(Getty Images)
ByKaran Prashant Saxena

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India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
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PTI | , New Delhi

Hockey India condoles demise of women's federation secretary Amrit Bose

Along with being the Indian Women's Hockey Federation Secretary, Amrit Bose also carried out tenures as an International Technical Official and President of the Delhi Women Hockey Association.

Hockey India logo. (Twitter)
Updated on Jun 21, 2021 06:16 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

Rani Rampal named as India women's hockey team captain for Tokyo Olympics

Under Rani's Captaincy, the Indian team over the past four years have achieved significant results including winning the Asia Cup in 2017, Winning Silver at the Asian Games 2018, Silver at Asian Champions Trophy 2018 as well winning the FIH Series Final in 2019.

Rani Rampal(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 21, 2021 05:38 PM IST

Ten debutants in Indian men's hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics

The experienced Olympic campaigners include goalkeeper Sreejesh, midfielder Manpreet, defenders Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh and Surender Kumar and forward Mandeep Singh.

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Published on Jun 18, 2021 12:29 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

Hockey India announces women’s squad for Tokyo Olympics 2020

The 16-member squad strikes the perfect balance between continuity from the Rio Olympics 2016, and adopting a fresh approach for Tokyo.

India women's hockey team players(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Indian among top five contenders for medal at Tokyo Olympics: Oltmans

Ahead of the Olympics, Oltmans emphasized that mental toughness will be a deciding factor for any team to succeed in Tokyo.

File picture of Roelant Oltmans(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 02:07 PM IST

Tokyo Olympics: Rani and team to dedicate their performance to COVID warriors

In 2021, ahead of the Olympic Games 2020, the women's team has yet again taken up a challenge and this time they have vowed to dedicate their performance in Tokyo to the COVID warriors and frontline workers of India.

Indian Women's Hockey Team(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 15, 2021 04:02 PM IST
ANI | , Bengaluru

Want to pay tribute to COVID warriors by winning medal in Tokyo: Manpreet

Manpreet is determined to pay tribute to the country's frontline workers by finishing on the podium in the Tokyo Games to be held from July 23 to August 8.

India hockey captain Manpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 01:52 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

Navneet wants India women's hockey team to stay calm in Tokyo Olympics

Navneet Kaur added that the Indian team management is ensuring that all players are clear about their roles on the pitch as well.

Navneet Kaur
Published on Jun 12, 2021 03:12 PM IST

Indian hockey team preparing for Tokyo with Olympic simulation: Ramandeep

Ramandeep said they are assessing their bodies and testing their skills by replicating their side's Olympic schedule in training as they are targeting a winning start to seize early momentum.

Ramandeep Singh of India(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 09, 2021 01:26 PM IST

Indian women's hockey team already on Tokyo time

With less than 50 days to go for the Tokyo Games, there is a lot of excitement among the members of the Indian women's Olympic core probable group which currently training in a bio-secure environment at the SAI Centre.

India women's hockey team players(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 04, 2021 02:00 PM IST

Oman preferred over India to host inaugural FIH Hockey5s World Cup

Matches will take place in Oman’s capital city Muscat, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said in a statement.

Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 11:07 PM IST
PTI | , Lausanne

'Indian hockey team will bag a medal if Tokyo Olympics takes place': Walmiki

Yuvraj Walmiki is very optimistic about the chances of the Indian hockey team in the upcoming Olympics.

Yuvraj Walmiki
Published on Jun 03, 2021 07:26 PM IST

COVID-19: Hockey India's national technical official Rabbi Roshan passes away

He had last officiated in the recently concluded 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship 2021 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from March 17 to 25.

Rajinder Singh was earlier Senior Vice President of Hockey India.(Twitter)
Published on Jun 03, 2021 02:12 PM IST
ANI | , New Delhi

Debut at a dream event like Olympics will be a fairytale, says Manpreet

Manpreet Kaur expressed that her debut for the senior national team at a dream event like the Olympics will be a fairytale for her.

File Photo of Manpreet Kaur(Special Arrangement )
Published on Jun 02, 2021 03:03 PM IST

Birendra Lakra desperate to be in Indian team for Tokyo Games

"It was really hard time for me in 2016 when I missed out on the chance of representing India in the Rio Olympics. After my recovery, my sole goal has been to ensure that I am fit and absolutely ready for the Tokyo Olympics," Lakra was quoted as saying in a media release.

Birendra Lakra(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 12:28 PM IST

Current team better prepared for Olympics than we were in 2016: Raghunath

At the Olympics, it is all about winning those close games, said Raghunath, who is currently the vice-president of Karnataka Hockey Association.

Former Indian hockey player VR Raghunath(HT Archives)
Published on May 31, 2021 02:53 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

My focus is on staying fit and securing a place in Tokyo-bound squad: Khokhar

Reena Khokhar defender emphasised that the team has been benefiting a lot from the sessions conducted by analytical coach Janneke Schopman.

File image of Reena Khokhar.(File)
Published on May 29, 2021 03:36 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

Mental fitness is as important as physical fitness: Jarmanpreet Singh

The 24-year-old has been training at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru as part of the Senior Core Group ahead of the Olympics

Jarmanpreet Singh.(Hockey India)
Published on May 28, 2021 02:19 PM IST

Intra-squad matches every week brings out the best in us: Akashdeep Singh

Experienced India striker Akashdeep Singh is unperturbed about not getting international tours due to the travel restrictions ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

India striker Akashdeep Singh. (Getty Images)
Published on May 26, 2021 01:20 PM IST
ANI | , New Delhi

Hockey stadium renamed after Balbir Singh Sr to mark his death anniversary

The renaming was officially announced at a tribute ceremony held to remember the three-time Olympic gold medallist, who died at the age of 96 on May 25 last year.

File image of Balbir Singh Sr.(HT Photo)
Published on May 25, 2021 05:20 PM IST

Need to peak at right time to make history in Tokyo: Hockey player Nilkanta

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Nilkanta Sharma(Twitter)
Published on May 25, 2021 04:18 PM IST

HI inducts 126 new umpires and technical officials

The umpires, and technical officials, including judges, were selected after two sets of online workshops conducted between September 2020 to March this year.

Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on May 24, 2021 12:49 PM IST

India midfielder Jaskaran learning tricks of trade from captain Manpreet

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Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on May 22, 2021 01:00 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru

Hockey India wins Etienne Glichitch Award

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Hockey - Representational Image(Getty Images)
Published on May 21, 2021 09:27 PM IST

'Good coordination one of the key factors for our recent success': Gurinder

India remained unbeaten during their tour of Europe in March where they played the likes of Germany and Belgium and then registered only one loss in Argentina in April.

File image of Gurinder Singh.(Hockey Ijndia)
Updated on May 18, 2021 02:26 PM IST
PTI | , Christchurch

Training in bio-bubble has brought team closer: Hockey forward Gurjant Singh

Gurjant Singh feels that the amount of time the team has spent together at the national camp has built a natural understanding among the players.

Hockey forward Gurjant Singh. (Hockey India)
Published on May 14, 2021 03:19 PM IST
ANI | , New Delhi

We benefited from video analysis during tours of Europe and Argentina: Rohidas

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Amit Rohidas.(Hockey India)
Published on May 11, 2021 01:29 PM IST

COVID failed to deter my confidence of doing well in Olympics: Navjot

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File image of Navjot Kaur(Hockey India)
Published on May 10, 2021 10:14 PM IST
PTI | , Bengaluru
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