Ranchi to Host Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in India

Ranchi to Host Women's FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in India
Ranchi to Host Women's FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in India
Ranchi to Host Women's FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in India
Ranchi to Host Women's FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in India

Ranchi to Host Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in India

Ranchi to Host Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in India

Ranchi to Host Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers in India

In a significant development for the world of hockey, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has chosen Ranchi, India, as the venue for the Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers scheduled from January 13 to January 19, 2024. This move comes after the Chinese Women’s Hockey Team secured direct qualification to the Paris 2024 Olympics by emerging victorious at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou in 2022. With the top three nations in the qualifiers set to book their spots in the next year’s Olympics, the competition in Ranchi is expected to be intense and thrilling.

Ranchi: The Emerging Sports Hub in India

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren, expressed his pride and anticipation as he welcomed the global hockey community to Ranchi. The state is already gearing up to host the Jharkhand Women’s Asian Champions Trophy from October 27 to November 5, an event set to feature some of Asia’s top hockey teams. Hosting the Women’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers adds to Ranchi’s growing reputation as a sports hub in India. The state’s commitment to supporting sports has been unwavering, and this prestigious event is expected to solidify its position on the country’s sports map.

Excitement Builds as India Gears Up for the Qualifiers

Indian hockey enthusiasts have every reason to be thrilled. Hockey India President Padma Dilip Tirkey voiced the organization’s delight at FIH’s decision to host the qualifiers in Ranchi. With this home advantage, Indian players will undoubtedly be motivated to perform their best, fueled by the support of Indian fans. Hockey India extended its gratitude to FIH for entrusting them with this responsibility and acknowledged the unwavering support from the Government of Jharkhand.

Indian Women’s Hockey Team Captain Savita conveyed the excitement and enthusiasm of the team to play the qualifiers in front of the home crowd. After a successful performance at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, where they secured a Bronze medal by defeating Japan 2-1, the team is high on confidence. Their goal is to earn a spot in the Paris 2024 Olympics, and this opportunity to play in Ranchi will undoubtedly serve as a motivating factor.

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