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Hockey: Indian women win Asian Champions Trophy

by IANS

Singapore, Nov 5 (IANS) India beat China 2-1 with a last-gasp goal in the final to emerge winners for the first time in the Women's Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday.

Deepika scored the winner in the 60th minute as she slammed home a penalty corner rebound to trigger celebrations in the Indian camp.

Deep Grace Ekka had given the Indians the lead in the 13th minute but Zhong Mengling pulled China level in the 44th minute.

India were playing in the final for the second time in the tournament that was being held for the fourth time.

--IANS

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