Four player from Western Odisha got selected in #Rio2016 Olympic

Four player from Western Odisha will represent the national squad in the #RIO 2016 OLYMPIC starting from August, which was announced yesterday.

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Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Lilima Minz and Sunita Lakra are among the 16-member Indian Women’s Hockey team for Rio Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro from this August first week.

The announcement was made by Hockey India (HI) with Sushila Chanu as the captain and Deepika as her deputy.

  1. Deep Grace Ekka ( From : Sundergarh, Position: Defender )
  2. Namita Toppo (From : Sundergarh, Position: Defender)
  3. Sunita Lakra (The Back bone of the Team, From: Sundergarh, Position: Defender)
  4. Lilima Minz (From: Sundergarh, Playing Position: MidFielder)

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Meanwhile the state government has decided to give Rs 50,000 each to the four girls. It is a matter of pride for the state that its four girls will be part of the Indian Olympic team

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also congratulated the four players in tweet cited below.

Four player from Odisha got selected in Rio Olympic women’s hockey Team

Notably, this is the first Olympic qualification for the women’s team in 36 years,

The team:


Nuakhai Bhetghat kutumb, Congratulates the players and wishes for their best performance in #RIO2016 .. Jai Maa Samlei .. 

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