India Clinches First Women’s Junior Hockey Asia Cup with Victory over South Korea

India clinched their maiden victory in the Women’s Junior Hockey Asia Cup by defeating four-time champions South Korea 2-1 in Kakamigahara, Japan on 11 June 2023. The match remained goalless during the first quarter, but India took the lead in the 22nd minute through Annu’s penalty corner goal. South Korea swiftly responded, with Park Seo Yeon equalizing three minutes later.

However, in the 41st minute, Neelum unleashed a powerful shot to the bottom right, securing a crucial goal and putting India ahead 2-1. Despite strong efforts from South Korea, the Indian defense successfully maintained their narrow lead throughout the third quarter, sealing the victory.

Question: Who won their first Women’s Junior Hockey Asia Cup in 2023?

A) South Korea
B) India
C) Japan
D) None of the above

Answer: B) India

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