India at Tokyo Olympics: Indian Men & Women Hockey team captains write a very emotional letter to the fans, check out

India at Tokyo Olympics: The Indian Men’s Hockey team will face New Zealand on the 24th of July. Before that, both the captains of the Indian Hockey teams- Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal penned down an extremely emotional letter for the fans – Follow all updates about Indian Hockey Team LIVE from Tokyo Olympics on & Watch Hockey matches LIVE streaming on SonyLIV.

The letter that is addressed to the Indian Hockey fans across the globe was shared by the Twitter handle of Hockey India. Both the captains were emotional as they thanked the fans for their support while informing them of the obstacles and tough times.

The captains also thanked the Sports Ministry, Sports Authority of India, Hockey India, Indian Olympic Association, and the Odisha State Government while indicating the fact that representing India is the most special moment in their careers.

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India at Tokyo Olympics: Read the emotional letter below:

India at Tokyo Olympics: Indian Men’s Hockey Team Full Squad

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· Manpreet Singh (Captain)
· P.R. Sreejesh (Goalkeeper)
· Harmanpreet Singh (Defender)
· Rupinder Pal Singh (Defender)
· Surender Kumar (Defender)
· Amit Rohidas (Defender)
· Birendra Lakra (Defender)
· Hardik Singh (Midfielder)
· Vivek Sagar Prasad (Midfielder)
· Nilakanta Sharma (Midfielder)
· Sumit (Midfielder)
· Shamsher Singh (Forward)
· Dilpreet Singh (Forward)
· Gurjant Singh (Forward)
· Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (Forward)
· Mandeep Singh (Forward).

India at Tokyo Olympics: Indian Women’s Hockey Team Full Squad

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Tokyo will be the Indian women’s hockey team’s third appearance overall and second successive outing at the Olympics. Since Rio, though, the team has progressed leaps and bounds. Indian women won the 2016 Asian Champions Trophy, 2017 Asia Cup, and a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games.

· Rani Rampal (Captain)
· Savita Punia (Goalkeeper)
· Deep Grace Ekka (Defender)
· Nikki Pradhan (Defender)
· Gurjit Kaur (Defender)
· Udita (Defender)
· Nisha (Midfielder)
· Neha Goyal (Midfielder)
· Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam (Midfielder)
· Monika Malik (Midfielder)
· Navjot Kaur (Midfielder)
· Salima Tete (Midfielder)
· Navneet Kaur (Forward)
· Lalremsiami (Forward)
· Vandana Katariya (Forward)
· Sharmila Devi (Forward)

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India at Tokyo Olympics: India Men’s Hockey Team Achievements:

    • World Ranking: 4
    • First Olympics: 1928, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Major Achievements

At Olympics

    • Gold: 1928, Amsterdam
    • Gold: 1932, Los Angeles
    • Gold: 1936, Berlin
    • Gold: 1948, London
    • Gold: 1952, Helsinki
    • Gold: 1956, Melbourne
    • Gold: 1964, Tokyo
    • Gold: 1980, Moscow

World Cup

    • Gold: 1975, Kuala Lumpur

Asian Games

    • Gold: 1966, Bangkok
    • Gold: 1998, Bangkok
    • Gold: 2014, Incheon

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India at Tokyo Olympics- Competition Format for Hockey

The hockey competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 comprises women’s and men’s events, with the same format and rules for both. In the preliminary round, 12 teams are divided into two pools of six. Each team plays every other team in its pool.

The two pools were determined by the FIH protocol on pool composition based on the FIH World Ranking as of 4 November 2019 as follows:

Pool A: Seed 1; 4; 5; 8; 9; 12
Pool B: Seed 2; 3; 6; 7; 10; 11

Men’s competition

Pool A: Australia, Argentina, India, Spain, New Zealand, Japan
Pool B: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, South Africa

Women’s competition

Pool A: Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, India, South Africa
Pool B: Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Spain, China, Japan

The top four teams in each pool proceed to the Quarter-Finals, with the remaining four teams eliminated at this stage. The winners of the Quarter-Finals progress to the Semi-Finals, the winners of which meet in the gold medal match. The losers of the Semi-Finals will play for the bronze medal.

India at Tokyo Olympics – Indian Hockey Team Tokyo Olympics schedule:

July 24: Men’s Pool A — India vs New Zealand, 6:30 AM

July 24: Women’s Pool A — India vs Netherlands, 4:15 PM

July 25: Men’s Pool A — India vs Australia, 3 PM

July 26: Women’s Pool A — India vs Germany, 5:45 PM

July 27: Men’s Pool A — India vs Spain, 6:30 AM

July 28: Women’s Pool A — India vs Great Britain, 6:30 AM

July 29: Men’s Pool A — India vs Argentina, 6 AM

July 30: Women’s Pool A — India vs Ireland, 8:15 AM

July 30: Men’s Pool A — India vs Japan, 3 PM

July 31: Women’s Pool A — India vs South Africa, 8:45 AM

August 1: Men’s Quarter-Final — if qualify, from 6 AM

August 2: Women’s Quarter-Final — if qualify, from 6 AM

August 3: Men’s Semi-Final — if qualify, from 7 AM

August 4: Women’s Semi-Final — if qualify, from 7 AM

August 5: Men’s Medal Matches — if qualify, from 7 AM and 3:30 PM

August 6: Women’s Medal Matches — if qualify, from 7 AM and 3:30 PM

India at Tokyo Olympics: India Men’s Hockey Team Performance at Rio 2016

India men’s hockey team defeated Ireland and Argentina, drew with Canada while losing to Germany and Netherlands to make the quarterfinals. Belgium defeated India in the last-eight clash.

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