Indian girls created history by winning India’s first ever bronze medal in the junior women hockey World Cup as they crushed England 3-2 penalties on Sunday.
18-year-old Rani scored India’s only goal in the regulation time and then found the net twice in the penalty shoot-out to script India’s memorable victory.The two teams had ended 1-1 after regulation time.
The Women’s Hockey Junior World Cup is the field hockey Junior World Cup competition for women, with the format for qualification and the final tournament similar to the men’s. It is organised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and has been played since 1989. The tournament features players who are under 21 years of age and is held once every four years.
The recent tournament was planned to be held in India between 2–17 November 2013, but was later decided to be held in Germany from 27 July to 4 August 2013.