सामयिक विषय: Hockey

Men's Hockey World League Final

Hockey World League Final-2007

Question: Which of the following teams won the title of Hockey World League Final-2007?
(a) India
(b) Australia
(c) Argentina
(d) Germany
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • Hockey World League Final-2017 concluded in Bhubaneswar Odisha. (1-10 December, 2017)
  • On December 10, 2017, Australia won the title by defeating Argentina 2-1 in the final match played at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
  • India won the Bronze medal by defeating Germany 2-1.
  • Man of the Match Award-JuanIgnacio Gilardi.
  • In the final match, the award for ONGC Junior Player of the Match was given to Laclan Sharpe (Australia).
  • The other awards given were:
  • Best Player of the Tournament -Mats Grambush (Germany),
  • ONGC Best Junior Player Award – Victor Wagnez (Belgium),
  • Odisha Tourism Best Goalkeeper Award – Juan Vivaldi (Argentina),
  • Hero Top Scorer Award -Luike LoiPort made 8 goals (Belgium)
  • 8 participant teams in the competition were Australia (winner), Argentina (runner-up), India (bronze medalist and hosting country), Germany (four), Belgium (fifth), Spain (sixth), Netherlands (Seventh) and England (eighth) respectively.

Reference:
http://fih.ch/events/hockey-world-league/odisha-mens-hockey-world-league-final-bhubaneswar-2017/news/australia-s-kookaburras-claim-odisha-men-s-hockey-world-league-final-bhubaneswar-2017/
http://fih.ch/events/hockey-world-league/odisha-mens-hockey-world-league-final-bhubaneswar-2017/teams/

women’s hockey Asia Cup

Hockey Asia Cup (Women), 2017

Question: By defeating which o the following countries India has won the title of the recently concluded Hockey Asia Cup (Women), 2017?
(a) China
(b) Japan
(c) D. Korea
(d) Malaysia
Answer: (a)
Related Facts:

  • The 9th edition of Hockey Asia Cup (Women) concluded in Kakamigahara, Gifu (Japan). (October 28 to November 5, 2017)
  • The tournament was attended by 8 teams.
  • Indian women team won the Asian Cup title (gold) for the second time by defeating China 5-4 in the penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in the final.
  • Korea won the Bronze medal by defeating hosting nation Japan 1-0.
  • Zhong Jiachi of China scored the maximum of 11 goals in the tournament.
  • The Indian women’s hockey team had won the first Asia Cup title in New Delhi in 2004, defeating Japan.
  • Indian women’s hockey team captain is Rani Rampal and Harendra Singh is the chief coach.
  • Following this victory, the Indian women’s hockey team retreated Spain by achieving 10th place in the FIH World Ranking released on 6th November.
  • In the ranking, the Netherlands occupies the top.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/sport/hockey/indian-women-win-asia-cup-qualify-for-hockey-world-cup/article19987232.ece
http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/hockey/india-beat-china-5-4-to-win-women-hockey-asia-cup-4923576/
http://www.asiahockey.org/news/india-defeat-china-in-a-tense-shootout-after-1-1-draw-in-regulation-time/
http://www.asiahockey.org/events/women-asia-cup-2017/
http://www.espn.in/field-hockey/story/_/id/21296866/numbers-india-women-asian-cup-triumph
http://www.news18.com/news/sports/hockey-india-announces-cash-award-for-victorious-indian-womens-hockey-team-1568797.html

Sultan of Johor Cup 2017

7th Sultan of Johor Cup, 2017

Question: India won Bronze medal in the recently concluded Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament by defeating which of the following?
(a) Japan
(b) Malaysia
(c) Great Britain
(d) Australia
Answer: (b) 
Related Facts:

  • The 7th edition of the Sultan of Johor Cup International U-21 hockey tournament concludes in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. (October 22-29, 2017)
  • Participating teams- (6) Great Britain, Australia, India, Malaysia, Japan and America.
  • Winner (Gold Medal) – Australia by 2-0
  • Runner up (Silver Medal) – Great Britain
  • 3rd Place (Bronze Medal) – India by 4-0
  • 4th place- Malaysia
  • In the tournament, India’s Dilpreet Singh scored the maximum of 9 goals.

Reference:                            
http://www.sultanjohorcup.com.my/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Sultan_of_Johor_Cup

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