The Summer Olympics 2016 (Rio Olympics) also known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad is all set to kick off on August 5 and will cover 306 sporting events in 28 different categories in 19 days. Hockey is one of them and Hockey India has announced squad / team for both India’s Men and Women’s unit.
Rio Olympics 2016 Indian Hockey Squad | FULL TEAM NEWS
India’s Hockey Women’s squad : Savita (Goal Keeper), Vandana Kataria (forward), Deepika (vice-captain and defender), Namita Toppo (defender), Navjot Kaur (mid-fielder), Deep Grace Ekka (defender), Monika (midfielder), Anuradha Devi (forward), Poonam Rani (forward), Renuka Yadav (midfielder), Sunita Lakra (defender), Sushila Chanu (captain and defender), Rani Rampal (forward), Preeti Dubey (forward), Lilima Minz (midfielder) and Nikki Pradhan (forward).
On standby: Rajani Etimarpu and H. Lalruat Feli.
India’s Men’s Hockey squad: PR Sreejesh (captain and GK), Harmanpreet Singh (defender), Rupinder Pal Singh (defender), Kothajit Singh (defender), Danish Mujtaba (midfielder), Devender Walmiki (midfielder), Surendar Kumar (defender), Manpreet Singh (midfielder), Sardar Singh (midfielder), VR Raghunath (defender), SK Uthappa (midfielder), SV Sunil (forward and vice captain), Akashdeep Singh (forward), Chinglensana Singh (midfielder), Ramandeep Singh (forward) and Nikkin Thimmaiah (forward).
On standby: Pardeep Mor and Vikas Dahiya.
Indian Hockey Team Head Coach : Roelant Oltmans.
Also Read – RIO 2016 Hockey SCHEDULE AND FIXTURES
Indian Men’s hockey team is in Pool B along with Netherlands, Germany, Argentina, Ireland and Canada. On the other hand, Indian Women’s hockey team is also in Pool B along with Argentina, Australia, Great Britain, USA and Japan. All hockey matches will be played at Deodoro Olympic Park.
The Indian squad was announced in presence of Hockey India President Narinder Batra and sports minister Vijay Goel. Sardar Singh has given up captaincy role to PR Sreejesh.
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