India Beat China to Win Women's Asia Cup Hockey Title

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India Beat China to Win Women's Asia Cup Hockey Title

Goalkeeper Savita produced a stunning save in a tense shootout as India won the Asia Cup to secure qualification in next year's hockey World Cup following a nerve-wracking win over China in the final here on Sunday.

The team broke a 13-year-old jinx when skipper Rani scored the final goal and Savita foiled an attempt from the rivals to ensure 5-4 win.

India had failed to qualify for the last World Cup and and finished ninth in the 2010 edition.

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India Beat China to Win Women's Asia Cup Hockey Title

Rani scored twice while Monica, Lilima Minz and Navjot scored a goal each in the shootout.

Earlier, it was Navjot Kaur who scored India's lone goal in the 25th minute while China found a late equaliser through Tiantian Luo, who converted a penalty corner in the 47 th Minutes.

India Beat China to Win Women's Asia Cup Hockey Title

It was in 2004 when the Indian women's team had clinched the Asia Cup trophy by beating Japan 1-0.

India Beat China to Win Women's Asia Cup Hockey Title

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India Beat China to Win Women's Asia Cup Hockey Title

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  • nbbn5
    Women in sports are becoming more and more good day by day now it is hockey few months back they played the cricket WC final against England they lost but it was really a big achievement to play the finals 👍
    Good to see them succeed :)
    Is this still revelant?
    • nbbn5

      Thanks for the mho

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