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Indian teams are dominant so far (8/29/2018)
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Never before in the history of Asian Games hockey, both the Indian mens' and women's hockey teams have established such a supremacy in the pool stage as is happening here in Jakarata. Perhaps close to the scenarios is 1982 when Delhi hosted the Asian Games where women's genre was introduced. 36 years later, both men and women hockey players of the nation have put hockey on high pedestal. As the Individual events, especially Badminton and athletics are almost nearing completion, hockey comes to centre-stage from public point of view.


Both men and women teams have won all the matches, nine in all, totalling 114 goals.

Presence of more teams compared to previous editions, thanks to the effort of Asian Hockey Federation to increase the number of participation in its vision of future of Asia Hockey, helped dominant teams gather more goals

However, this cannot diminish the gloss of Indian success. Particularly, one can understand its run away success over Hong Kong, Thailand etc, but the ones against Japan, which incidentally defeated South Korea in the last pool match, Indian men put it across eight goals, to equal its 1958 record.

Similarly, Korea used to be nemesis of Indian women. Indian girls here could amass four goals against them. Therefore, Indian attack and more so its solidity in the midfield and defence has come in for praise from one and all.

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