Team Singapore women’s hockey team secure qualification for Hangzhou Asian Games in 2023

Other countries that qualified include Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.

Muhd Zahin Ilmi

Sports enthusiast and expert overthinker.

Published: 16 June 2022, 5:07 PM

Team Singapore women’s hockey team have secured qualification for the 2023 Hangzhou Asian Games.

This came after a 1-0 win over Hong Kong at the 2022 Asian Games Qualifier tournament which took place in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday (Jun 14).

The women’s team, currently ranked 35th in the world, clinched the bronze medal and ended their campaign in third place out of seven. They managed to secure four wins and suffered only one loss and one draw out of six games.

The only loss came in the team’s inconsequential final game against Kazakhstan (ranked 34th), where they suffered a 2-0 defeat. Both teams had already secured qualification prior to the game, and were competing for second place and the silver medal.

Singapore’s only draw came from their first game of the tournament, where it ended in a goalless tie against Indonesia (ranked 68th).

Singapore then went on to secure four straight wins – 6-0 against Sri Lanka (ranked 73rd), 10-0 against Cambodia (ranked 75th), 2-0 against Uzbekistan (ranked 60th) and 1-0 against Hong Kong (ranked 36th).

Hong Kong eventually went on to win the tournament and secure the gold medal, while Kazakhstan came in just ahead of Singapore in second place and were awarded the silver medal.

Apart from the top three teams of the tournament, Uzbekistan (fourth place), Indonesia (fifth place) and Sri Lanka (sixth place) have also qualified for the 2023 Asian Games taking place in Hangzhou, China next year. 

Cambodia, however, missed out on qualification as they came in last place.

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