India Win Asian Hockey Champions Trophy

IAS Prelims 2023

India won its second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament title after defeating Pakistan 3-2 in the final at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium at Kuantan (Malaysia).

India’s two second-half goals from Rupinder Pal Singh (18th minute) and Affan Yousuf (23rd) were cancelled out by Aleem Bilal (26th) and Ali Shan (38th) but Nikkin Thimmaiah (51st) scored the winner for the reigning Asian Games champions.

In the third-place match, hosts Malaysia got their fourth bronze medal as they edged out south Korea via penalty shootout.