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Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team Clinches Junior Asia Cup with Victory Over Korea

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The Indian junior women’s hockey team emerged as the winners against Korea, securing a 2-1 triumph in the final of the 2023 Junior Asia Cup tournament and claiming the highly coveted championship title held in Japan on Sunday.

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Annu and Neelam, the shining stars of the Indian team, rose to the occasion and scored the crucial goals during the summit clash, allowing their team to clinch the championship title. Annu’s exceptional performance throughout the tournament earned her the well-deserved accolade of top scorer.

India took an early lead in the opening quarter of the match, with Annu breaking the deadlock. However, Korea swiftly retaliated, equalizing the score with Park Seoyeon’s goal in the same quarter.

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With a closely contested second quarter, the teams entered halftime tied at 1-1. The turning point arrived in the third quarter when Neelam’s goal pushed India ahead.

Despite tense moments towards the end of the game, India held on to their slim lead, securing a memorable victory and clinching the prestigious title.

Earlier in the tournament, India showcased their dominance by starting with an impressive 22-0 victory over Uzbekistan and securing a hard-fought 2-1 win against Malaysia. A thrilling 2-2 draw with Korea followed, showcasing the team’s resilience. In their final Pool A match against Chinese Taipei, India displayed an impressive scoring spree. They continued their winning streak by defeating hosts Japan with a gritty 1-0 victory in the semifinal to secure their place in the final.

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