Indian women's hockey team returns home with Asiad bronze

The Indian women's hockey team arrived here on Friday to a grand welcome after bagging the bronze medal at the Asian Games in Incheon.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 03, 2014, 18:45 PM IST
Indian women's hockey team returns home with Asiad bronze

New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team arrived here on Friday to a grand welcome after bagging the bronze medal at the Asian Games in Incheon.

India beat Japan to finish third in the quadrennial event.

Speaking on the performance, captain Ritu Rani said: "The entire team is ecstatic by this win. When we lost our semi-final match, we were adamant to take the bronze. I am happy that we played with elan and won the match. We will aim to continue this form and better ourselves in our performances in the future."

Congratulating the team, Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra said, "It's a proud moment for the country that our team has won the bronze medal. Each player of the team contributed towards this glory and I am proud of this team and wish them continued success in the future."