सामयिक विषय: Hockey

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.


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.


Indian Men’s Hockey Team were crowned Hero Asia Cup 2017

10th Men Hockey Asia Cup, 2017

Question: Who was the captain of the 10th Men Hockey Asia Cup, 2017 India’s winning team?
(a) Akashdeep Singh
(b) Manpreet Singh
(c) Lalit Upadhyay
(d) Sardar Singh
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • Dwelling in the Hero Sponsored Asia Cup Hockey Tournament, 2017, Maulana Bhasani National Stadium, Dhaka. (October 22, 2017)
  • Competition Results:-
  • Gold Medal-India (Third title)
  • Silver medal-Malaysia
  • Bronze Medal – Pakistan
  • Fourth place-S.Korea
  • Competition award:-
  • Hero Man of the Match – Akashdeep Singh (India)
  • Goal of the Match-Lalit Upadhyaya (India)
  • India has won Asia Cup at a gap of 10 years.
  • South. Korea has won Asia Cup four times.
  • This is Malaysia’s best performance in this tournament.
  • Earlier Malaysia won the bronze medal in 2007.
  • This time except one match which was draw with Korea, India won all their matches in the tournament.
  • Captain of Indian team was Manpreet Singh and the coach Sjoerd Marijne.


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