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Poonam Rani Biography

Poonam Rani made her senior international debut in the year 2008 against an imposing Dutch side on their home turf, when she was just sixteen. Now 23, the Hisar girl has already played over 150 games for the Indian women's hockey team and has been a key influence in India's qualifying campaign for the 2016 Olympics which happens to mark their return to the Games after a hiatus of 36 years. Known for her attacking prowess alongside her fellow strikers Rani Rampal and Vandana Kataria, Poonam gives shape to a remarkably potent forward line that could give the bigger teams a run for their money at the upcoming Rio Olympics.

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Indian Hockey ascended new heights in 2016
Indian Hockey ascended new heights in 2016
Rounding up what has been a fantastic year for Indian hockey!
Poonam Rani criticizes government; blames them for not treating Indian athletes properly
Poonam Rani criticizes government; blames them for not treating Indian athletes properly
Poonam says its hard for her to even afford a quality sports shoe with the wages she gets.
Rio Olympics 2016, Hockey: Indian women humiliated in 5-0 defeat to Argentina
Rio Olympics 2016, Hockey: Indian women humiliated in 5-0 defeat to Argentina
The defeat brought an end to Indian women's hockey team's journey at Rio Olympics 2016.
Indian women fight back with a 2-2 draw against Japan in a close match
Indian women fight back with a 2-2 draw against Japan in a close match
Today's result will provide quite a lot of encouragement for Neil Hawgood's side.
Indian Women's hockey team awaiting their Chak De moment in Rio Olympics 2016!
Indian Women's hockey team awaiting their Chak De moment in Rio Olympics 2016!
A dream come true event for many in the Indian Women's hockey team, hoping to top it up by a podium finish with a real life Chak De moment!
Rio Olympics 2016: Expect much more than top-6 finish, says experienced forward Poonam Rani
Rio Olympics 2016: Expect much more than top-6 finish, says experienced forward Poonam Rani
The Indian women's hockey team will be part of the 2016 Rio Olympics.
India seize their third victory of the USA tour beating Canada 3-1 at Manheim
India seize their third victory of the USA tour beating Canada 3-1 at Manheim
Poonam Rani, Renuka Yadav and Anuradha Devi Thokchom were the goalscorers for India.
India women's hockey team thrashes Canada 5-2
India women's hockey team thrashes Canada 5-2
Deepika, Vandana score braces to power India to a 5-2 victory over Canada
Deepika, Vandana score braces to power India to a 5-2 victory over Canada
The Indian women secured a massive second win for themselves on their US tour against a relatively weaker Canadian side.
Poonam Rani: 10 things to know about India's hockey veteran at the Rio Olympics 2016
Poonam Rani: 10 things to know about India's hockey veteran at the Rio Olympics 2016
Let us now take a look at 10 facts about the hockey player who will represent the nation at the Rio Olympics 2016
Women's Hockey: India draw 1-1 with Japan in their second game at Four Nations Invitational Tournament
Women's Hockey: India draw 1-1 with Japan in their second game at Four Nations Invitational Tournament
Poonam Rani scored India's only goal from a penalty corner in the 7th minute.
Women's Hockey: Indian eves suffer second successive defeat in England
Women's Hockey: Indian eves suffer second successive defeat in England
A dominant Great Britain side routed the Indian women 6-0 at Marlow, today.
2016 Hawke's Bay Cup: India finish 6th after close tie with Ireland
2016 Hawke's Bay Cup: India finish 6th after close tie with Ireland
Ireland won 4-3 in the penalty shootout to claim the 5th place.
Hawke's Bay Cup: Ritu Rani rested, Deepika to lead Indian women hockey side
Hawke's Bay Cup: Ritu Rani rested, Deepika to lead Indian women hockey side
The Hawke's Bay Cup is scheduled to take place in New Zealand from April 2 to April 10
The value of self-confidence: For the Indian women's hockey team, every opposition is beatable
The value of self-confidence: For the Indian women's hockey team, every opposition is beatable
The Indian women's hockey team spoke to Sportskeeda about their preparations for 2016 Rio Olympics.
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