India's junior hockey team thrashed hosts Thailand 25-0 in the opening match of the men's event at the Asian Youth Olympic Games Qualifier 2018 in Bangkok on Wednesday.
The Indian Colts beat hosts Thailand 25–0 in their opening clash of the men’s event at the Asian Youth Olympic Games Qualifier 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand on 25th April. #IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/Yq8GFKBrk5— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) April 25, 2018
Alishan was the top scorer for the Indians team as he scored six impressive goals. Rahul struck five goals, while Vivek and Rabichandra chipped in with four goals each.
Both Sanjay and Maninder found the back of the net twice, while Shivam and Yashdeep scored for India in the 20th and 24th minute respectively.
In their first Pool B match, the women's team opened their account in the second minute via a goal from Sangita Kumari. Three minutes later, Mumtaz doubled the lead with vice-captain Lalremsiami adding to the tally in the seventh minute.
The women’s event at the Asian Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand kick-started with great vigour and as five teams showed their domination with significant score lines. Here are the results of 25th April.#IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/46BjcpuTTY— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) April 25, 2018
Ishika Chaudhary and Sangita made it 5-0 at the end of the first period.
Singapore had no answers to the pace and skills showed by the Indian team in the second period. Deepika scored the sixth and seventh goal in space of two minutes. Sangita, Lalremsiami and Mumtaz came to the party scoring four more goals between them as at the end of second period India were leading 11-0.
There was no respite for Singapore in the final period as Lalremsiami and Sangita added three goals in the final period with the match ending at 14-0. Sangita ended with six goals (2', 8', 15', 17', 21', 28') to her name while Lalremisiami scored three (7', 17', 21').
India concluded on the top of the Pool B points table after the impressive show on the first day.
Here’s a look at the standings of the teams after an eventful opening day of the women’s event at Asian Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand on 25th April#IndiaKaGame pic.twitter.com/hI2sVWzN7l— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) April 25, 2018
The junior men's team will take on Japan in their second pool game on Thursday while the women's team will take on Korea.
The five-day tournament is a qualifying event for Youth Olympic 2018 to be held at Buenos Aires, Argentina which will follow the futuristic Hockey 5's format.
(With PTI inputs)