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Lilima caps 100 international match for country
Sportslogon Team March 6th 2018


Bhubaneswar : India’s second match against hosts Korea saw prolific midfielder Odisha’s Lilima Minz complete 100 International caps another good news for her that the team also scripted a 3-2 goal victory. The 23-year-old from Bihabandh-Tanatoli village in Sundargarh district made her International debut for the women’s team in 2011 during the Four-Nation Tournament in Argentina.

A trainee at the Panposh Hostel in Rourkela, Lilima was picked in the national camp after a series of impressive performances in the domestic circuit. There was no looking back since, as she went on to represent the country in major events.

Lilima was a member of the Indian team that won the women’s hockey test series 6-0 against Malaysia. She represented India at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She was part of the Indian team that won Bronze Medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. She also represented India at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, where Indian women’s hockey team made their first appearance in 36 years.

She was also part of the Indian team’s historic Women’s Asia Cup win in 2017. “It is a very special moment for me to complete 100 matches for India. My career took off after joining the Panposh Sports Hostel in Rourkela and I thank my coaches from Odisha who helped me in my formative years. I feel fortunate to be part of this talented Indian team where teammates and support staff are more like family members. This is an important year for us with Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and the World Cup. I am focused on my role in the team and look forward to achieving our team goals for the year,” expressed Lilima ahead of the match.

Congratulating Lilima Minz on completing 100 International matches, Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad, Secretary General, Hockey India said, “A very determined player, resolute on the field with qualities that motivate other players, Lilima has over the years proved her worth in the team with significant performances. She’s been part of India’s major victories and I wish her the very best in her endeavors for this important calendar year.” .
This news was added and updated on : March 6th 2018
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