The Asian Women’s Hockey Champion’s Trophy began in Ranchi on October 17, 2023. All matches of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy are taking place at the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi.
- This championship serves as an Olympic qualifier tournament for the Paris Olympics.
- The tournament features Asia’s top six hockey teams, including India, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Thailand.
- The scheduled matches will continue until November 5th, determining the champion.
- In the first match, Japan, the defending champions, defeated Malaysia with a score of three goals to nil.
- In the second match, Korea beat China by a solitary goal.
- India defeated Thailand by 7-1 in it’s first match.
- India had previously won the title in 2016.
Q.: What is the primary purpose of the Asian Women’s Hockey Champion’s Trophy 2023 that began on October 17, 2023 in Ranchi ?
a) To determine the world champion in women’s hockey
b) To qualify teams for the upcoming Paris Olympics
c) To promote women’s hockey in Asia
d) To raise funds for hockey development
Ans : b) To qualify teams for the upcoming Paris Olympics