Bengaluru (Karnataka)[India], October 21 (ANI): The FIH on Friday moved the Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers to Ranchi, India from Changzhou, China. The growth comes after the Chinese Women’s Hockey Team earned direct qualification to the Paris 2024 Olympics by successful the nineteenth Asian Games in Hangzhou in 2022.
Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers shall be held at Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh AstroTurf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand from January 13 to January 19, 2024. Apart from India, seven nationwide groups from throughout the globe will journey to Ranchi for the Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers of their bid to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics. It should be famous that the nations that may end within the high three will verify their berth within the subsequent yr’s Olympics.
Also, the opposite three FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers shall be performed in Muscat, Oman (Men’s – 15-21 January 2024) and Valencia, Spain (Women’s and Men’s – 13-21 January).
Speaking about Ranchi internet hosting the Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren mentioned, “It is an honour to welcome the global hockey fraternity to Ranchi, Jharkhand. We are set to host some of the best Asian hockey teams in the coming days, as the Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy is set to take place from October 27 to November 5. And now, hosting this event will solidify Jharkhand’s position as a growing sports hub in the country. We have a long history of supporting sports, and we are thrilled to host such a prestigious event.””We at Hockey India are delighted that FIH has supported India’s proposal to host the Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers. This is a huge event for our players, and we are thrilled that it will take place on our home turf as the support from Indian fans will undoubtedly fuel our players’ determination to excel and secure their spot in the Paris 2024 Olympics,” mentioned Hockey India President Padma Dilip Tirkey.
“We would also like to thank the Government of Jharkhand and the state’s Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri Hemant Soren ji, for their assistance in hosting the event,” he added.
Echoing the President’s sentiments, Hockey India Secretary General, Shri Bhola Nath Singh mentioned, “FIH supporting India’s proposal to host the qualifiers in Ranchi highlights the growing influence of Indian hockey on the international stage. We extend our gratitude to FIH for entrusting us with this responsibility and to the Government of Jharkhand for their unwavering support.”Meanwhile, talking on the chance of enjoying in Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in entrance of the house crowd, Indian Women’s Hockey Team Captain Savita mentioned, “Ranchi hosting the Olympic Qualifiers is fantastic news as it will motivate us more than ever to seal a berth for the Paris 2024 Olympics in the presence of all the Indian hockey fans who have been supporting us through thick and thin. The team is looking forward to giving its best in Ranchi and repaying the fans’ faith in us so far.”Notably, the Indian Women’s Hockey Team clinched the Bronze medal within the not too long ago concluded nineteenth Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 after a 2-1 overcome Japan and the victory has boosted their confidence as they appear to safe a spot within the Paris 2024 Olympics.
Moreover, forward of the Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers, the Indian group shall be enjoying on the Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy Ranchi 2023 in Ranchi from October 27 to November 5, 2023. They are set to face Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand within the event, which is able to finally assist them gear up for the Paris Olympics Qualifiers. (ANI)