Mizoram's inspirational lass Lalremsiami, who is a member of the Indian women's team which won FIH Series Finals hockey tournament in Hiroshima on Sunday, was received at her village in Kolasib district of Mizoram on Tuesday.
Lalremsiami lost her father to heart attack on Friday but stayed with her team to play finals on Sunday, which they won!
To find out what had happened, let us go back a few days.
Lalremsiami’s father had expired just before India was to play a crucial semifinal at Hiroshima. The athlete was understandably distraught and the team management granted her leave — but the young hockey player decided to stay on and did not desert the team during its time of need.
The result? The Indian women hockey team defeated Japan 3-1 in the summit clash to win the FIH Women’s Series Finals.
Lalremsiami has been lauded by one and all for her resilience and dedication to the sport and all her teammates have praised the Mizoram hockey player, and everybody, including her teammates agree that this brave sports girl has truly made her father proud!
Even Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju took to Twitter to commend Lalremsiami for her resilience and determination.
On June 22, the day Lalremsiami’s father had expired, he had tweeted: “Indian women hockey player Lalremsiami’s father expired when India was to play a crucial semifinal at Hiroshima that would determine if India’s Olympics dream would be alive. She told coach, ‘I want to make my father proud. I want to stay, play and make sure India qualifies.”
After India won the final, Rijiju again took to Twitter to commend the girls: “Here comes the great news! India clinched the Women’s FIH Series Finals hockey tournament by beating Japan 3-1 in the finals at Hiroshima. What an amazing games displayed by Indian Women team. CONGRATULATIONS GIRLS!”
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