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India won its first ever Bronze Medal at Junior Women Hockey World Cup 2013

Aug 5, 2013 18:55 IST

Indian Junior Women Hockey team won its first ever Bronze medal in ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup at Monchengladbac, Germany on 4 August 2013. India beat England by 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out. The tournament was played at Mönchengladbach, Germany from 27 July to 4 August 2013. India ended at third position in the tournament.

In the third-fourth place playoff match, both the teams India and England had scored 1-1 in regualtion time of 70 minutes. Defender Sushila Chanu captained the Indian side and Shona McCallin captained the English side. Indian forward Rani was declared the Best Player of the ERGO Junior Women Hockey World Cup 2013.

The Vice-Captain and forward Rani scored India's only goal in the regulation time. Navneet Kaur's strike helped India a 3-2 lead in the shoot-out.

Earlier, India lost to defending champions the Netherlands in second semi-final match on 2 August 2013.

The Netherland team won the final against Argentina 4-2 in the shoot-out and clinched the trophy for a record third time.

Top Four Places won by
1.    Netherland: Gold Medal was captained by Renske Siersema  
2.    Argentina: Silver Medal was captained by Florencia Habif
3.    India: Bronze Medal
4.    England

The coach for the Indian team was Neil Hawgood.  

After this win, Hockey India announced a cash prize of one lakh rupees for the each member of India's junior women hockey team and coach. 50000 rupees was announced for the support staff.

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