Modi hails Indian women hockey team

Last Updated: Aug 05, 2013, 15:13 PM IST

New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated the Indian women hockey team for winning the first ever bronze medal in the Junior Women`s Hockey World Cup.

"Congratulations to our women hockey players for winning the first bronze at Junior Women Hockey World Cup. A historic feat!," Modi tweeted. India defeated England on Sunday.

On Sunday, Indian girls created history by winning country`s first ever bronze medal in the junior women hockey World Cup as they pipped England 3-2 penalties, riding on striker Rani`s dazzling show, in the ongoing Junior Women`s hockey World Cup in Monchengladbach.

Hockey India has announced a cash reward for the Indian team. Each player will get Rs 1 lakh each.

With PTI and IANS inputs