#OdiaGirlsInRio Four Odisha Girls in National Hockey Squad for Rio Games :- The Rio Olympic 2016 will kick off on August 12 and we were the first one to update you about the all the players that will participate in this years Olympics.
But, the news which has made us all proud is the selection of the Odisha girls to play in the Rio Olympics.
The four girls are from the Bhuvneshar and will join the others members of the Hockey team to play in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Lilima Minz, Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, and Namita Toppo are the four Bhuvneshwar based girls who will take part in the Olympics where Indian women will play the Hockey game after the long gap of 36 years in Olympics.
All these girls are hailing from a from non-descript villages. The hard works and the dedication of these girls had forced the selectors to pick them up for the national Hockey team.
The girls told the media reporter that ” we are feeling privilege that we got selected and will try our best to take our country to win the Gold medals”.
Meanwhile, Indian Government has announced the prize money for these girls. These girls will be rewarded with the sum of Rs. 50,000.
This is a really good initiative by the government and now, we will wait for the Olympics to kick on.
INDIAN WOMEN HOCKEY TEAM (SQUAD)
Deepika (defender), Renuka Yadav (midfielder), Sushila Chanu (defender), Rani Rampal (forward), Preeti Dubey (forward), Lilima Minz (midfielder), Nikki Pradhan (forward), Savita (GK), Navjot Kaur (midfielder), Deep Grace Ekka (defender), Namita Toppo (defender), Sunita Lakra (defender), Monika (midfielder), Anuradha Devi (forward), Poonam Rani (forward), Vandana Kataria (forward).