New Delhi. India has won the Asia Cup title for the first time. Indian junior women’s hockey beat South Korea 2-1 in the final of the Asia Cup. The Indian team did not lose a single match in the entire tournament. During this, the team scored a total of 40 goals while the opposing team could score only 4 goals against it. Annu and Neelam scored goals for India in the title match. And S Park scored the only goal for Korea. Earlier, the junior men’s team had also won the Asia Cup title. Then the team defeated Pakistan in the final.
Talking about the final between India and South Korea, there was no goal in the first 20 minutes. Annu scored a penalty stroke in the 22nd minute to give India a 1-0 lead. Korea got a penalty corner after 3 minutes. On this, S Park scored a goal to make the score equal to 1-1. The score remained equal for 40 minutes. The Indian team got a corner in the 41st minute. On this, Neelam gave India an unbeatable 2-1 lead by scoring a goal. The tournament was played from June 3 to 11 and a total of 10 teams entered it.
India is the third country to win the final
Talking about the Women’s Junior Asia Cup, this is the 8th season of the tournament and India is only the third country to win the title. South Korea has won the finals maximum 4 times while China has won 3 times. In 2021, matches could not be played due to Korena. Earlier in 2015, the last tournament was held in China, when China defeated Japan in the final.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 11, 2023, 16:39 IST