Sushila Chanu To Lead Indian Women’s Hockey Team in Rio Olympics 2016

Indian Captain of National Hockey Team Sushila Chanu will now escort the 16 member Indian Women’s Hockey Team at the expected Olympic Games. The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games will be held from August 5 to 21. Hockey India picked Sushila as the captain replacing Ritu Rani who was made out from the squad by the selectors because of broken form and attitude issues. As the back support, Sushila’s associate Deepika will help being vice captain amid the Games.The team merges five defenders, five midfielders, five forwards and one goalkeeper (Savita).

Sushila Chanu Heads Indian Women Hockey Team At Rio Olympics

The women’s team has the players like Deepika, Sunita Lakra, Sushila, Deep Grace Ekka and Namita Toppo in the guard. The midfield will be kept an eye on by Renuka Llima Minz, Monika, Navjot Kaur and Nikki Pradhan. Coming to the forward line, it encircles Rani Rampal, Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya, Anuradha Devi Thockchom and Preeti Dubey.

Sushila Chanu Indian Women's Hockey Team Rio Olympics 2016
Sushila Chanu Indian Women’s Hockey Team Rio Olympics 2016

The women’s squad additionally has two store players in defender Hnialum Lal Ruat Feli and goalkeeper Rajani Etimmarpu,Alike men’s team. In the whole 36 years this will be the first time that Indian women’s hockey team will take an interest at the Olympic Games, after heavenly show at the Hockey World League Semifinals in 2015. Till now, 1980 Moscow edition was only the Indian eve entering in to the Olympics however there was no qualification procedure in those days.

Sushila Chanu As Captain Of Indian Women Hockey Team For Olympics

Indian Women’s Hockey Team Chief Coach Neil Hawgood, Talking about the chosen squad quoted, they have selected the best team on the premise of merit so far considering the players. We have chosen the best physically and mentally prepared team.

Sushila Chanu Leads Indian Women Hockey Team in Rio Olympics

On Thursday Indian team will leave for USA. At USA the Indian Hockey Team will play three practice games opposite Canada and two against US before concluding Rio Games on July 29. Hawgood While announcing the Indian Women Hockey Team details said, “It is a notable gesture for the young girls regardless of whom we pick since they never played in the Olympics. The men’s team have entered the Olympics earlier with seven players of the chosen squad participating at London.So we truly don’t know what’s going to be the result.”