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Ritu Rani Biography

Ritu Rani is the captain of the Indian Women's Hockey Team which qualified for the Olympics after a gap of 36 years. One of the senior-most players of the squad, the 24- year-old plays as a midfielder in this team. The 1980 Moscow Olympics and the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester were the most celebrated moment for women's hockey. But by qualifying in the Games this year, Ritu Rani ensured that we have to managed to push the bar higher. The Shahbad Academy product has been a part of the national squad since the age of 14 and became the captain in 2011. She has led the team to bronze medals at the 2013 Asia Cup and 2014 Asian Games.

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Former Indian captain Ritu Rani retires from international hockey at the age of 24
Former Indian captain Ritu Rani retires from international hockey at the age of 24
Ritu led the team to Olympic qualification after 36 years but was dropped under controversial circumstances.
Indian women's team start national camp in Bhopal; Ritu Rani recalled
Indian women's team start national camp in Bhopal; Ritu Rani recalled
The Blueskirts will be participating at the 4th Asian Champions Trophy in Singapore next month.
Rio Olympics 2016: Disappointed with women team’s performance, says axed Ritu Rani
Rio Olympics 2016: Disappointed with women team’s performance, says axed Ritu Rani
The former skipper is unsure of the road ahead.
Rio Olympics 2016: Women’s hockey team suffer in poor training conditions - Reports
Rio Olympics 2016: Women’s hockey team suffer in poor training conditions - Reports
Sources confirm that the practice turf built in Bhopal is riddled with holes.
Hockey India feels differently about women players, says Ritu Rani
Hockey India feels differently about women players, says Ritu Rani
Ritu Rani was instrumental in the qualifications but will not be part of the squad in Rio.
Former Olympian Eliza Nelson speaks for the need of proper counselling in the Women's Hockey Team
Former Olympian Eliza Nelson speaks for the need of proper counselling in the Women's Hockey Team
Eliza was a key figure in Indias strikeforce from their maiden Olympic campaign in Moscow 1980 where they had finished fourth.
Dejected Ritu hits back at HI, says allegations against her false
Dejected Ritu hits back at HI, says allegations against her false
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) A dejected Ritu Rani has hit back at Hockey India (HI) selectors and coach after she was not only stripped of her captaincy ...
Axing of Indian hockey captain Ritu Rani brings back memories of Chak De! India
Axing of Indian hockey captain Ritu Rani brings back memories of Chak De! India
"No one can take the 70 minutes away from your life," was what Kabir Khan said in the movie.
Indian hockey captain Ritu Rani breaks down on national television after Olympics exclusion
Indian hockey captain Ritu Rani breaks down on national television after Olympics exclusion
Sportskeeda got to know from a source close to Ritu Rani that 'poor form' and 'attitude problem' are not the reasons behind her ouster.
Ritu Rani's Olympic exclusion has an uncanny resemblance to the Chappell–Ganguly controversy
Ritu Rani's Olympic exclusion has an uncanny resemblance to the Chappell–Ganguly controversy
A sportsperson who is 'yet to realize his/her full potential' and an Australian coach feels he/she is not capable of playing anymore.
Rio Olympics 2016: The ridiculous exclusion of Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani
Rio Olympics 2016: The ridiculous exclusion of Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani
We owe Ritu Rani an apology and a salute for her contribution.
Ritu dropped, Sushila to lead Indian women's hockey team in Rio
Ritu dropped, Sushila to lead Indian women's hockey team in Rio
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Seasoned midfielder and long-time skipper Ritu Rani was dropped from the Indian women's hockey squad for the Rio Olympic ...
Unwanted Ritu Rani controversy could have been avoided ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics
Unwanted Ritu Rani controversy could have been avoided ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics
The Indian women's hockey team is embroiled in yet another controversy just weeks before the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Sent home from national camp, women's hockey captain Ritu Rani responds to misconduct charges
Sent home from national camp, women's hockey captain Ritu Rani responds to misconduct charges
Ritu's sudden exclusion would certainly be a massive setback for the Indian Eves at the Rio Olympics 2016.
Reports: Ritu Rani not included in squad for Rio Olympics 2016
Reports: Ritu Rani not included in squad for Rio Olympics 2016
The Indian Women's Hockey team qualified for the Olympics for the first time in 36 years.
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