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Northeast India Shines as Manipur and Mizoram Illuminate the Sr Women’s Hockey Nationals

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Sr Women’s Hockey Nationals: Manipur, Mizoram illuminate the rise of hockey in Northeast India

Manipur and Mizoram Shine in 14th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship

In the ongoing 14th Hockey India Senior Women’s National Championship, Manipur and Mizoram have showcased their hockey prowess, reaching the quarterfinals and making a mark on the national stage. The impressive performances from both teams reflect the growing progress of hockey in the Northeast region.

Mizoram’s journey in the tournament was outstanding, marked by emphatic victories over Himachal and Rajasthan. Their remarkable win against Punjab in the quarterfinals took them by surprise and garnered attention in the hockey fraternity. Although they narrowly missed the semi-final berth, their performance was a testament to resilience and skill.

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On the other hand, Manipur dominated their group stage matches and displayed tactical acumen throughout the tournament. Despite a closely-fought battle in the quarterfinals against Maharashtra, they left a lasting impression. Both teams’ coaches expressed pride in their players’ performances and emphasized the valuable learning experience gained from the championship.

The success of Manipur and Mizoram highlights the importance of grassroots development programs initiated by Hockey India in nurturing talent at the grassroots level. These initiatives, coupled with specialized coaching courses for domestic-level coaches, have laid a strong foundation for a sustainable hockey culture in the Northeast.

The emergence of Manipur and Mizoram as hockey powerhouses not only serves as an inspiration for budding talents in the region but also underlines the transformative potential of sports in fostering social cohesion, gender equality, and regional development. The remarkable journey of these teams signifies a bright future for hockey in the Northeast.

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