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The Indian women's national field hockey team is the national women's team representing India in Field Hockey. Captain Suraj Lata Devi led the team to the Gold for three consecutive years: during the 2002 Commonwealth Games (the event which inspired the 2007 Bollywood hit film, Chak De India), the 2003 Afro-Asian Games, and the 2004 Hockey Asia Cup. Team members were referred to as the "assi (Jasjeet) jaisi koi nahi" or the "golden girls of hockey," after the 2004 win.

2002 Commonwealth Games and Chak De IndiaEdit

The 2002 Commonwealth Games Squad competed in the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The team entered the finals after defeating the Australian women's national field hockey team. The team won the Gold after they beat the English women's hockey team.This game partially inspired the successful 2007 Shahrukh Khan film about women's field hockey, Chak De India. The coach of the women's team, and a former assistant coach for the team, Mir Ranjan Negi, were involved with the development of the film.

Honors[edit]Edit

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Hockey Champions Challenge - 1 1
Commonwealth Games 1 1 2
Asian Games 1 1 2 4
Asia Cup 1 2 1 4
Afro-Asian Games 1 1

World Cup[edit]Edit

5th 1971 Auckland (New Zealand) Captain Otilia Mascarenhas of Poona

Olympic Games[edit]Edit

Champions Challenge[edit]Edit

Commonwealth Games[edit]Edit

Asian Games[edit]Edit

Asia Cup[edit]Edit

2007 Squad[edit]Edit

Marita Tirkey, Poonam Toopo, Suman Bala, Joydeep Kaur, Rosalind Ralte, Asunta Lakra, Subhadra Pradhan, Asem Devi, Kirandeep Kaur, Saba Anjum KarimSurinder KaurMamta Kharab, Thokchom Devi, Jasjeet Kaur Handa, Deepika, Ritu Rani, and Rajwinder Kaur. alllll

2004 Squad[edit]Edit

Suraj Lata Devi (C), Helen MaryDipika MurthySuman BalaKanti BaaBinita ToppoSumrai TeteSubhadra PradhanMasira SurinSurinder KaurMamta Kharab (Captain), Saba Anjum KarimJyoti Sunita KulluSanggai ChanuJasjeet Kaur Handa,Pushpa Pradhan, Adline Kerketta, and Manju.[9]

Afro-Asian Games[edit]Edit

Arjuna Awards[edit]Edit

The following is a list of recipients for the Arjuna award in hockey recipients (by year):

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