Lalremsiami arrives in her village after winning FIH Women’s Series Finals

first_imgIndian women’s hockey team forward Lalremsiami, a member of the side which won FIH Women’s Series Finals in Hiroshima recently, was received at her village in Kolasib district on Tuesday.Lalremsiami lost her father to heart attack on Friday but stayed with her team to play semi-final and final on June 23 against Japan. She told her coach that she wants to play and make her father proud.”Just before the game I got the news that my father died but I still played & we became Champions. I believe my father will be proud of my achievement, wherever he is,” Lalremsiami said.Kiren Rijiju, Union Sports Minister praised her effort of keep playing in the tournament even after losing her father, on Twitter.”Indian women hockey player Lalremsiami’s father expired when India was to play a crucial semifinal at Hiroshima that would determine if India’s Olympics dream would be alive. She told coach, ‘I want to make my father proud. I want to stay, play and make sure India qualifies,” the Sports Minister had tweeted.A triumphant Indian team landed in New Delhi on Tuesday after winning the FIH Women’s Series Finals against Japan. The team had defeated the tournament hosts Japan 3-1. Skipper Rani Rampal was awarded the best player of the tournament.Prime Minister Narendra Modi also lauded the stupendous victory of Indian women’s hockey team in the FIH Series Finals.Also Read | FIH Series Finals: Indian women’s hockey team defeats Japan in finalAlso Read | FIH Series 2019: Poland & Russia arrive in BhubaneshwarAlso Seeadvertisementlast_img read more