Weekly Times: 20th May to 26th May 2019

Highlights of the weekly sports news – 9th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship 2019, Indian Women's Hockey Team arrive in Bengaluru after 2-1 Series win against Republic Of Korea and Ticket Outlets & Box Office open from today for the FIH Men's Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 Weekly Times: 20th May to 26th May 2019

Results from Quarter-Finals of 9th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship 2019 (B Division)

~ Hockey Maharashtra defeat Hockey Patiala 5-0 ~

~ Hockey Uttarakhand beat Hockey Rajasthan 2-1 ~

~ Hockey Himachal beat Andhra Hockey Association 3-2 in Penalty Shootout ~

~ Hockey Madhya Bharat defeat Hockey Gujarat 5-1 ~

The Quarter-Finals of 9th Hockey India Sub-Junior Women National Championship 2019 (B Division) took place here on Wednesday which saw Hockey Maharashtra, Hockey Uttarakhand, Hockey Himachal and Hockey Madhya Bharat register victories in their respective matches to advance to the Semi-Finals of the competition.

In the first Quarter-Final, Hockey Maharashtra produced a stunning display to defeat Hockey Patiala 5-0 to secure their place in the Semi-Finals. After a goal-less first quarter, it was Hockey Maharashtra who scored the opening goal in the 27th minute through Himanshi Gawande. Hockey Maharashtra scored four more goals past Hockey Patiala's defence as Gauri Mukane (41'), Ashwini Kolekar (45'), Prajakta Mane (54') also registered their names on the score-sheet, while Himanshi Gawande scored her second of the match in the 50th minute to help her side win 5-0.

In the second Quarter-Final, Hockey Uttarakhand defeated Hockey Rajasthan 2-1 to secure their berth in the Semi-Finals. The match saw Hockey Uttarakhand score the opening goal in the 4th minute through their Captain Monika Uniyal, but Hockey Rajasthan equalized in the 38th minute as Sakshi Shukla scored for them. With seconds remaining on the clock, it was Hockey Uttarakhand who snatched the win as Prachi scored a field goal in the 60th minute to win the match for her team.

The third Quarter-Final of the competition went into Penalty Shootout as both Hockey Himachal and Andhra Hockey Association were tied at 1-1 after regulation time as Priya (18') and Sandhya J (49') scored respectively. In the Penalty Shootout, it was Hockey Himachal who prevailed as they won by 3-2 in Sudden Death. Both teams managed to convert only two of their first five shootouts as Sonia Devi and Radha scored for Hockey Himachal, while Sandhya J and Akshaya B scored for Andhra Hockey Association. In Sudden Death, Hockey Himachal's Radha was the match-winner as she held her nerve to convert, while Andhra Hockey Association could not score, which meant that Hockey Himachal won the Shootout 3-2.

In the fourth and last Quarter-Final match, Hockey Madhya Bharat defeated Hockey Gujarat 5-1 to secure their place in the Semi-Finals. Hockey Madhya Bharat scored all their five goals inside the opening 19 minutes to stamp their authority on the match, while Hockey Gujarat could only manage a solitary goal which came in the 28th minute through Jyoti Divakar. Goals in Hockey Madhya Bharat's win were scored by Shileima Chanu Khaidem (8', 10'), Sneha Patel (1'), Hema Rajak (4') and Captain Aayushi Patel (19').

Indian Women's Hockey Team arrive in Bengaluru after 2-1 Series win against Republic Of Korea  

~ The team will be part of the 26-member Core group for National Coaching Camp to prepare for FIH Women's Series Finals Hiroshima Japan ~

The Indian Women's Hockey team led by Skipper Rani returned to Bengaluru after a challenging three-match Series against Republic of Korea where they won two back-to-back matches and lost the third match to the hosts. 

The Series where experienced Defender Sunita Lakra completed 150 International matches for India and 18-year-old striker Lalremsiami completed 50 International matches, saw India outclass the hosts 2-1 in the first two matches but went down 0-4 in the last match. The experience, according to Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne, is vital in the team's preparations for the forthcoming FIH Women's Series Finals Hiroshima, Japan starting 15 June 2019. "It was not exactly the way we wanted to finish the Series but I think the experience was important at this juncture," Marijne said. 

Reflecting on the Tour, Marijne said, "Two of the three matches we did very good and executed our plans well. While those two wins were confidence boosting, we must forget those victories and only think about the last match which did not go according to plan and focus on how we can improve ahead of the crucial Olympic Qualifying event."

The Core Group will include 26 players for the upcoming National Coaching Camp which commences on 27 May 2019 at Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru. "Important thing is to get good recovery now as this was a short and very high intensity tour. During this National Camp we will focus on making the final steps towards achieving desirable results," stated Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne.

For the FIH Women's Series Finals Hiroshima Japan, the Indian team will be grouped in Pool A where they will play against Uruguay, Poland and Fiji. The other participating teams include Mexico, Japan, Russia and Chile grouped Pool B. "When we meet on the first day of the National Camp, we will introspect on our last game against Republic of Korea to find out what the real reason was to not play our A game. Only that will bring us forward and that's what we will do," asserted Marijne.

List of Core probables:

  1. Savita
  2. Rajani Etimarpu
  3. Deep Grace Ekka
  4. Sunita Lakra
  5. Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam
  6. Gurjit Kaur
  7. Rashmita Minz
  8. Nisha
  9. Nikki Pradhan
  10. Monika
  11. Lilima Minz
  12. Neha Goyal
  13. Manpreet Kaur
  14. Jyoti
  15. Anuja Singh
  16. Sonika
  17. Karishma Yadav
  18. Rani
  19. Lalremsiami
  20. Navneet Kaur
  21. Navjot Kaur
  22. Rajwinder Kaur
  23. Vandana Katariya
  24. Priyanka Wankhede
  25. Amandeep Kaur
  26. Reena Khokhar (Under Rehabilitation)

Ticket Outlets & Box Office open from today for the FIH Men's Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019

~ Organisers have also announced that the profits from Tickets sales will go to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, Odisha ~

With the start of the FIH Men's Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 on the horizon, organisers today launched the physical sale of tickets at the Box Office at Kalinga Stadium and at various outlets throughout the host city of Bhubaneswar. The organisers also announced that fans who have bought Online Vouchers for the tournament, which starts on 6th June 2019, will be able to redeem them at the Redemption Counter at Kalinga Stadium.

In a bid to help the state of Odisha and its people after the destruction caused by Cyclone Fani, organisers have also announced that all profits accumulated through the ticket sales will be further contributed to the Chief Minister's Relief FundOdisha.

The start of physical sale of tickets will help in making it easier for the local public to book their spots to witness world-class hockey between the eight participating teams, and these general tickets for all matches will be available around the city of Bhubaneswar and at the Box Office situated at Gate No. 9 of the Kalinga Stadium. Whereas, fans who have already purchased their tickets online, can redeem their Online Vouchers at Redemption Counter located at Gate No. 4 of the iconic stadium.

The tickets at all the various outlets across the city will be available from 1030 hrs – 1700 hrs, while the Box Office at Gate No. 9 for purchase of tickets and at Gate. No 4 for Redemption of Online Vouchers at Kalinga Stadium will be open from 0900 hrs – 1200 hrs and from 1500 hrs – 1900 hrs respectively from today.

Earlier on May 14, 2019, Ticketgenie Solutions Pvt Ltd, who is the official ticket sales agency for the FIH Men's Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019, made the tickets available online at 

The tickets for the tournament have been reasonably priced at INR 200 for East Stand, INR 100 for South and North Stand for the Group Stage matches to be played between 06-12 June 2019. The tickets for Semi Finals and Final on 14 and 15 June 2019 respectively are priced at INR 250 for East Stand and INR 150 for South and North Stand.

The Organising Committee has also extended free entry to East, North & South stands on first-cum-first-serve basis for all the morning matches being held on 06, 07, 10, 12 & 14 June 2019 at 0845 hrs.

"Hockey India's thoughts and prayers are well and truly with all those who have been affected by Cyclone Fani, and to extend our support to the Odisha State Government, on this occasion of the start of physical ticket sales, we have decided that all the profits from the sale of tickets during the tournament will be given to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. Odisha is a state which has always been a huge supporter of hockey, and in this difficult period, Hockey India would like to reciprocate the support by taking this step. After having seen the people of Odisha come out in huge numbers to witness the biggest hockey competition last year, I am hopeful that the hockey buffs will once again help in making the FIH Men's Series Final Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019 a successful event," stated Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, President, Hockey India.

Please find below the outlets which will be selling the tickets for FIH Men's Series Finals Bhubaneswar Odisha 2019:

  • Sports Emporium: Opp. Pal Heights, JaydevVihar, BDA Colony, Bhubaneswar- 751013
  • Sister Mobile: 699, BMC, Near PNB Bank, Bhawani Mall St. Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751007
  • Sister Mobile: Plot No. 88/7, Bapuji Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751009
  • SS Frozen World: Kanan Vihar, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar - 751017
  • B21: Janpath Road, Kharabela Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751007
  • B21: Opposite BMC Bhawani Mall Exitgate, Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751007
  • In & Out: Plot No. 305, Bharat Petroleum Petrol Pump, District Center, Bhubaneswar – 751016
  • Fresh & Frozen Mount: Unit 4 Main Street, Bhauma Nagar A.G. Colony, Bhubaneswar - 751001
  • C Décor's: Plot No. 88, Near Bharat Petrol Pump, District Center, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar - 751016
  • FH17 Saloon: 3rd Floor, BMC Bhawani Mall, Saheed Nagar, Bhubaneswar – 751007
  • Ujala Car Fashion: Khandagiri Chowk,, Patrapada, Bhubaneswar - 751030
  • Reliance Food Court: 2nd Floor, Reliance Mall, Master Canteen Area, Kharabela Nagar, Bhubaneswar - 751001
  • Klassic Boutique & Beauty Salon: Laxmisagar Canal Road, Opp. City Fresh, Bhubaneswar – 751006
  • House of Candy: 2nd Floor, Food Court, Esplanade Mall, Rasulgarh Industrial Estate, Bhubaneswar – 751010
  • Jagamara Road, Jagamara, Bhubaneswar – 751030

ISSF World Cup: Apurvi Chandela bagged two medals in a year

  • Apurvi Chandela won the gold in women’s 10 m air rifle at the ISSF World Cup in Munich. This is for the second time when Apurvi beat Chinese shooters. She won her first medal in Delhi World Cup in February.
  • She shot 251.0 in the 24-shot final, beating off the challenge of Wang Luyao who scored 250.8. Chandela was ahead by 0.1 in the last shot in which she fired 10.4 to Wang’s 10.3. Xu Hung Chinese shooter won a bronze medal with a total of 208.3.
  • Elavenil was the second Indian who scored second highest (632.7) while Anjum didn’t make to the finals and finished at 11th
  • Cherry on the cake, Apurvi has earned quota for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, along with Anjum Moudgil. A country can get two quota places for one event.

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