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India won Silver Medal at 3rd Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2013

Nov 11, 2013 11:51 IST

The Indian Women Hockey Team on 9 November 2013 won the Silver Medal, losing 0-1 to the hosts Japan in the final of the 3rd Women Asian Champions Trophy played at Kakamigahara in Japan.

Japan scored an early goal in the 2nd minute when Otsuka Shiho made no mistake in converting a penalty corner. India had an opportunity to level the score with a penalty corner in the 8th minute but failed to convert it.  Japan received three penalty corners opportunities in the next ten minutes but the Indian defence and goalkeeper denied any scoring chance to the opponents. Japan went into the half time break with a 1-0 lead.

Japan got another penalty corner opportunity in the 50th minute but Indian goalkeeper Savita once again made a good save. The Indian women fought hard till the end of the game.

Indian goalkeeper Rajni Etimarpu was adjudged Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament and Indian Women Team won Fairplay Award in the tournament.

Japan won the gold, while India and Malaysia bagged the silver and bronze medals respectively in the four-team event. Malaysia defeated China 3-1 in the bronze-medal play-off match.

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