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Australia Won Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament 2013 for the Seventh Time

Mar 19, 2013 09:09 IST

Australia, the World Champions won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament title for the seventh time on 17 March 2013. Australia defeated Malaysia 3-2 in the final match in Malaysia. South Korea came at the third position. It is important to note that Malaysia came at the runner-ups position for the fourth time.

South Korea won bronze after defeating 2012 winner- New Zealand 2-1. At the fifth position was India which defeated Pakistan 4-2.

Trent Mitton was declared as the man-of-the-match for final match. The top scorers of the tournaments were India's Rupinder Pal Singh and Malaysia's Faizal with six goals each.

Earlier, Australia had won the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament in 1983, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2011.

About Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament

The Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament is held in Malaysia every year. The first tournament took place in 1983. After 1998, the tournament started taking place every year. The tournament is named after the ninth king of Malaysia- Sultan Azlan Shah. It is important to note that India won its first Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament in 1985.

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