India Makes History with Fourth Asian Champions Trophy Hockey Title Victory

India wins the Asian Champions Trophy 2023 hockey tournament with a thrilling comeback victory over Malaysia. The final took place at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in Chennai on August 12.

  • India’s victory marks their record fourth title in the tournament, surpassing Pakistan’s three titles.
  • India had previously defeated Japan 5-0 in the semi-final, while Malaysia had beaten South Korea 3-2 in a penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw.
  • Malaysia took an early lead through a penalty corner goal by Shahril Saabah, but India equalized with a drag-flick by Harmanpreet Singh.
  • Malaysia regained the lead through a field goal by Firhan Ashari, extending it further with another penalty corner goal by Shahril Saabah.
  • India narrowed the gap with a field goal by Mandeep Singh.
  • India dominated the third quarter and leveled the score at 3-3 with a field goal by Dilpreet Singh.
  • India secured the winning goal in the 58th minute through a brilliant field goal by Akashdeep Singh.
  • India’s captain, Harmanpreet Singh, was named the player of the tournament, while Dilpreet Singh was awarded the emerging player of the tournament.
  • Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh was recognized as the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
  • The victory also elevated India to the third position in the FIH rankings, trailing behind Belgium and Australia.
  • India’s next focus will be the FIH Hockey World Cup 2024, scheduled to take place in India from January 13 to February 5.

Q.: India wins Asian Champions Trophy 2023 in Hockey. Who was India’s opponent in the final?

a) Pakistan
b) Japan
c) Malaysia
d) South Korea

Ans : c) Malaysia

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