Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi.
The India national field hockey team represents India in international field hockey competitions. It was the first non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation.
In 1928, the team won its first Olympic gold medal and until 1956, the British India men’s team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, winning six gold medals in a row. Post-independent, India also won the 1975 World Cup.
In 2016, the Indian men’s team won its first ever silver medal in Champions Trophy tournament against Australia.
British India is the most successful team ever in Olympics, having won eight Olympics gold medals till date. Their 2014 Team (who qualified for the 2016 Olympics after winning gold at the Asian Games) is ranked fifth in the world.
Roster for 2016 Rio Olympics:
- P. R. Sreejesh(c), DOB: 8 May 1986 (age 30).
- Harmanpreet Singh, DOB: 6 January 1996 (age 20).
- Rupinder Pal Singh , DOB: 11 November 1990 (age 25).
- Kothajit Singh, DOB: 17 August 1992 (age 23).
- Surender Kumar DOB: 23 November 1993 (age 22).
- V. R. Raghunath DOB: 1 November 1988 (age 27).
- Manpreet Singh DOB: 26 June 1992 (age 24).
- Sardara Singh DOB: 15 July 1986 (age 30).
- S. K. Uthappa DOB: 2 December 1993 (age 22).
- Danish Mujtaba DOB: 20 December 1988 (age 27).
- Devinder Walmiki DOB: 28 May 1992 (age 24).
- S. V. Sunil (vc) DOB: 6 May 1989 (age 27).
- Akashdeep Singh DOB: 2 December 1994 (age 21).
- Chinglensana Singh DOB: 2 December 1991 (age 24).
- Ramandeep Singh DOB: 1 April 1993 (age 23).
- Nikkin Thimmaiah DOB: 18 January 1991 (age 25)
Head coach: Roelant Oltmans
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