India won Women’s Asian Champion Trophy Hockey Tournament in Singapore on Saturday. India beat China by 2-1 with a last-gasp goal in the final to emerge as a winner.
Deepika Thakur, the highest goal scorer of the hockey tournament scored the winner in the 60th minute as she slammed home a penalty corner rebound to trigger celebrations among Indian camp.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the team.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi also congratulated the team for clinching the trophy. “This victory confirms India’s supremacy in Hockey in Asia,” she said.
India had lost to China in the round-robin stage on Friday
Hockey India (HI) announced a cash prize of Rs 2 lakhs (around $2994) for each player and chief coach Neil Hawgood.
HI has also announced Rs 1 lakh (around $1497) for the other support staff of the team. A prize of Rs 1 lakh was announced for Deepika.