Iconic location provides backdrop on the eve of Olympic Qualifiers
India Gate, an historical landmark downtown Delhi, saw an unusual animation on Friday morning with the presentation of the trophies of the Hero FIH Road to London tournaments. The competitions will open on Saturday at Major Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium.
The Captains of the six men’s teams and of the six women’s teams were in attendance and posed for the media with the coveted golden trophies.
They were joined by Mr. Ajay MAKEN, Indian Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Leandro NEGRE, President of FIH, Mr. Narendra BATRA, Secretary General of Hockey India, and Kelly FAIRWEATHER, CEO of FIH.
Of course, beside the trophy, the prize for winning the Hero FIH Road to London tournament next weekend is a berth in the Olympic Games this summer in London!
Captains in attendance:
Men: Ken PEREIRA (Canada), Arnaud BECUWE (France), Bharat CHETRI (India), Jacopo LUNETTA (Italy), Dariusz RACHWALSKI (Poland) and Mohamed Ishak ISMAIL (Singaapore).
Women: Katie BAKER (Canada), Asunta LAKRA (India), Chiara TIDDI (Italy), Marlena RYBACHA (Poland), Marsha MARESCIA (South Africa) and Maryna VYNOHRADOVA (Ukraine).