Tokyo Olympics: Four Odisha Players Named In Senior Women’s National Coaching Camp

Bhubaneswar: Four women hockey players from Odisha have found place in the Indian 25-member core probable group for the Senior Women’s National Coaching Camp.

They are Deep Grace Ekka, Lilima Minz, Namita Toppo and Rashmita Minz.

Hockey India on Sunday announced the 25-member core probable group for the Senior Women’s National Coaching Camp as part of the team’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

After a two-week break following their Argentina Tour, the core group will assemble at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru on 14 February 2020 and will undergo mandatory quarantine.

In January, the 25-member core group had set out on their first tour in over 12 months and despite not registering a win on the tour, Chief Coach Sjoerd Marjine was happy with the effort put in by his team against the World No.2 side.

The 25-member probable list includes goalkeepers Savita, Rajani Etimarpu and Bichu Devi Kharibam. The defenders selected for the national camp includes Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete, Manpreet Kaur, Gurjit Kaur, and Nisha.

Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam and Namita Toppo are the midfielders called-up for the National Camp while forwards Rani, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Jyoti, Sharmila Devi, Udita, Rashmita Minz will also report for the camp.

The National Coaching Camp concludes on April 7, 2021.