• Short Summary

    JAPAN GAINED A TIGHT 1-0 VICTORY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) OVER THEIR OPPONENTS UGANDA IN THE FINAL ???

  • Description

    JAPAN GAINED A TIGHT 1-0 VICTORY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) OVER THEIR OPPONENTS UGANDA IN THE FINAL ??? OF THE ASIAN WOMEN'S HOCKEY TOURNAMENT, HELD IN NEW DELHI INDIA. INDIA ITSELF FINISHED IN THIRD PLACE AFTER BEING KNOCKED OUT IN THE SEMI-FINALS.

    THERE TO ENCOURAGE THE PLAYERS WAS A LARGE CROWD OF HOCKEY ENTHUSIASTS, BOTH FROM THE COMPETING COUNTRIES AND INDIA ITSELF. AFTER A FEW WORDS WITH MR. MORARJI DESAI, THE INDIAN MINISTER OF FINANCE AND DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, THE GAME COMMENCED, SURVIVING A FALSE START.

    UGANDA MADE SEVERAL SALLIES ON THE JAPANESE GOAL DURING THE FIRST HALF, BUT WAS UNABLE TO PASS JAPAN'S SKILFUL GOALKEEPER NAKAYAMA. THEIR NUMBERS SUFFERED WHEN UGANDA'S CENTRE FORWARD HARJETT WAS TEMPORARILY SENT OFF THE FIELD AFTER A MISUNDERSTANDING WITH THE OPPOSITE TEAM. BY HALF-TIME JAPAN HAD BROUGHT THE SCORE TO ONE-NIL.

    HITHERTO UNBEATEN UGANDA MADE AN ALL-OUT ATTACK ON THE JAPANESE AS THE GAME ENTERED ITS SECOND PHASE. ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS THEIR BALL THREATENED THE JAPANESE GOAL, BUT AN ERRATIC ELEMENT IN THE STICK-WORK PREVENTED THEM BREAKING THROUGH THE FIRM JAPANESE DEFENCE TO SCORE THE EQUALISER. WITH THE FINAL WHISTLE, THE SCORE RESTED AT A DISAPPOINTING 1-0.

    THEN, THE PRESENTATIONS, AFTER A CEREMONIAL MARCH-PAST OF THE FIRST THREE TEAMS. MR. DESAI WAS AGAIN ON HAND TO PRESENT THE CHALLENGE TROPHY TO JAPAN'S CAPTAIN KISHIGAMI, AND THE RUNNER-UP'S SILVER TROPHY TO CAPTAIN SANDHU OF UGANDA. AND FOR THE LOSERS, A COMPENSATION FOR EVERY UNGANDAN PLAYER, IN THE FORM OF A HOCKEY STICK PRESENTED TO EACH OF THE GIRLS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABCD9I9W46RVJGRHSYEWE13053
    Media URN:
    VLVABCD9I9W46RVJGRHSYEWE13053
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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