सामयिक विषय: Hockey

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.


Hockey World League Round 2

Women’s Hockey World League

Question: Indian women’s team defeated which of the following teams in the Hockey World League Round 2?
(a) Pakistan
(b) Chile
(c) Canada
(d) Belarus
Answer- (b)
Related facts:

  • On April 9th, 2017, the Indian women’s team India defeated Chile to win the Women’s Hockey World League Round 2 held in West Vancouver and qualify for the World League Semi-final.
  • The Indian women’s team stormed into the final of Hockey World League Round 2 after a 4-0 thrashing of Belarus in the semi-finals.
  • The final of Women’s Hockey World League 2016-17 will be played in Auckland, New Zealand from November 17 to 26, 2017, while semi-finals will be played in June-July 2017 in Brussels (Belgium) and Johannesburg (South Africa).


Hockey India League 2017

Hockey India League-2017

Question: Who has awarded with the title of “Most Valuable Player” of the tournament in the recently held Hockey India League-2017?
(a) Florian Fuchs
(b) Moritz Fürste
(c) Harmanpreet Singh
(d) None of these
Ans: (a)
Related facts:

  • The 2017 Hockey India League, known as Coal India Hockey India League for sponsorship reasons, was the fifth season of the Hockey India League.
  • It was held between 21 January and 26 February 2017.
  • Six teams (Delhi Waveriders, Kalinga Lancers, Dabang Mumba, Punjab Warriors, Ranchi Rays and Uttar Pradesh Wizards) played 34 matches in six venues.
  • The final match was played in Sector 42 Stadium, Chandigarh.
  • Result of the tournament:
  • Kalinga Lancers beat Dabang Mumbai by 4–1 in the final to win the title.
  • This was their first title.
  • Kalinga Lancers, the Winner of Coal India Hockey India League won a prize money of Rs 2 crores 50 lakhs.
  • Dabang Mumbai, the 1st Runner up of Coal India Hockey India League won a prize money of Rs 1 crore 25 lakhs.
  • Uttar Pradesh Wizards, the 2nd Runner up of Coal India Hockey India League, was awarded prize money of Rs 75 lakhs.
  • The Fair Play Trophy was awarded to the Kalinga Lancers.
  • Florian Fuchs of Dabang Mumbai won the Hero Achiever Award for Upholding the Spirit of Hockey and also received a prize money of Rs 10 lakhs.
  • Moritz Fuerste and Glenn Turner of Kalinga Lancers were declared joint winners of the Dhruv Batra Maximum Goal Awards and were presented with prize money of Rs 20 lakhs .
  • Harmanpreet Singh won the Ponty Chadha Upcoming player of the tournament award and was presented with a prize money of Rs 20 lakhs.
  • Florian Fuchs of Dabang Mumbai was declared the Most Valuable Player of Tournament and was awarded a prize money of Rs. 50 lakhs.
  • Kalinga Lancers’ Glenn Turner and Moritz Fürste finished as the tournament’s joint top-scorers with 12 goals each.


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