It is Savita Punia’s belief that the Indian women’s hockey team will achieveresults at the Asian Games in Hangzhou next following their FIH Nations Cup triumph last Saturday in Valencia.
As a result of winning the inaugural edition of the tournament and being promoted to the Premier League for 2023-24, the team returned toon Monday morning.
स्पेन में चल रहे #FIHNationsCup में मेजबान स्पेन को 1- 0 से हराकर गोल्ड जीतने और FIH हॉकी प्रो लीग 2023-24 में क्वालीफाई करने पर भारतीय महिला हॉकी टीम को हार्दिक बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं। @TheHockeyIndia#Hockey #TeamIndia #KreedaBharati pic.twitter.com/6KlJtij0kP
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We have had a successful year in 2022 and we will continue to strive for more titles and victories in the future. Next year, we will be competing in the Asian Games 2022, and we will definitely try to achieveresults,” said Savita upon arriving airport.
In my role as captain, I am very proud of my teammates and delighted with their performance. Throughout the game, everyone gave theireffort, and we maintained our focus on and off the field, which made me feel incredibly proud to be a part of such a team,” stated Savita.
This was perhaps themoment” for Gurjit Kaur and the team as she scored the only goal in the match.
𝐅𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: 𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝟎-𝟏 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚
They came, they saw & they conquered!
— International Hockey Federation (@FIH_Hockey) December 17, 2022
As far as I am concerned, winning the Nations Cup final must rank as one of the most memorable moments for me and the rest of the team. Gurjit stated, “We had this as our goal from the very beginning, and being able to achieve it felt very
In addition, Lalremsiami reached 100 caps for the Indian national team during the tournament.
The fact that Iable to reach the 100-cap mark at such an early age is something that gives me a great deal of pleasure. My sincere gratitude out to all of the team members for their continued support.
It is an honor for us to have won the Nations Cup, and we are determined to continue to work hard in the future,” said Lalremsiami.