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Odisha’s 7 players to join national women hockey camp
Sportslogon Team September 30th 2018


Bhubaneswar : Seven Odia women hockey players has been named among the 48-member core probables for Indian women hockey team national camp, which was announced by Hockey India on Saturday.

The camp will begin at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru Campus on October 1 to 27. The campers will report to chief coach Sjoerd Marijne.

Odisha defenders Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Rashmita Minz, midfielders Lilima Minz, Namita Toppo and forwards Anupa Barla, Birajani Ekka named among campers.

The core probables list that includes members from the recent 18th Asian Games silver-medal winning team, also features top performers from this year's Hockey India national championships.

The Indian Women's Team have ended the season on a high note after an inspiring performance at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games where they finished fourth, were runners-up at the Asian Champions Trophy in Korea, made it to the top eight at the Women's World Cup in London and won a silver medal the recently-concluded Asian Games in Jakarta. These memorable feats also helped the Indian Women's Team surge ahead in the FIH World Ranking where India jumped up to a career best rank of No. 8.

While the team will approach the next season with an eye on the qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, this national camp will be more about finding the depth in the group and the right mix of players for the upcoming International calendar.

Campers lists: Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu, Swati, Chanchal, Sonal Minj, Jaspreet Kaur, Defenders; Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Sushila Chanu Phukhrambam, Gurjit Kaur, Rashmita Minz, Suman Devi Thoudam, Deepika, Neelu Dadiya, Mahima Choudhary, Kanika Raj, Manmeet Kaur, S P Kruthika, Nisha, Midfielders; Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Lilima Minz, Namita Toppo, Neha Goyal, Udita, Manpreet Kaur, Jyoti, Maitri Ramwala, Anuja Singh, Anajali HR, Shyama Tidgam, Sonika, Puja Yadav, Karishma Yadav, Forwards; Rani, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, Navjot Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Vandana Katariya, Anupa Barla, Priyanka Wankhede, Preeti Dubey, Reena Khokhar, Siddhi Singh, Leelavathy Mallamada Jaya, Soundarya Yendela, Birajani Ekka .
This news was added and updated on : September 30th 2018
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