Inspirational Stories Of Indian Women Hockey Players Who Created History At Tokyo Olympics

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5. Sushila Chanu

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Sushila was the former captain of the Indian National team. She is from Manipur and is the most experienced member of the team. She started playing hockey at the age of eleven.

Her father is a driver, and her mother is a homemaker. She led the junior women’s team at the Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup at Monchengladbach and won the bronze medal. After graduated from the Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, she joined as Junior Ticket Collector in Central Railways, Mumbai.


6. Gurjit Kaur

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Gurjit Kaur was born into a farming family. Her parents are Satham Singh and Harjinder Kaur. She was brought up with her elder sister Pradeep Kaur. She used to travel 70 km to go to school. After graduation, she got placement in the Indian Railways as a junior clerk in Allahabad. She turns penalty corner into the goal in the Tokyo Olympics quarter-final against Australia.


7. Savita Punia

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She plays as the goalkeeper, and she is from Haryana. Savita Punia is known as the Great Wall Of India because of her outstanding performance in Tokyo Olympics. Savita is the first in her family who took sports as a career. She was supported by her grandfather and who is also motivated her to take hockey. In 2015, she was awarded the Baljit Singh GoalKeeper of the year award at the Hockey India Annual Awards.


8. Salima Tete

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Salima Tete is from a farmer family in a village in the Simdega district of Jharkhand. In 2017, she made her debut for the national side against Belarus. She was the captain of the Team at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games and won the silver medal.

These are the inspirational stories of Indian Women Hockey Players. You all have made India proud and inspired billions of people to play our national game.

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