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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

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.

Reference:
http://www.uniindia.com/indian-colts-beat-malaysia-2-1-in-finals-to-win-the-hero-asia-cup-2017/sports/news/1024621.html
http://www.asiahockey.org/events/hero-asia-cup-2017-2/
http://www.asiahockey.org/news/indian-mens-hockey-team-win-the-hero-asia-cup-2017/

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