Olympian Sunita Lakra to retire from International Hockey

January 2, 2020

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  • Indian women’s hockey team defender Sunita Lakra, who was part of the 2018 Asian Games silver-winning side, on Thursday announced her international retirement due to a knee injury.
  • The 28-year-old said the persistent injury would require another surgery and will hamper her preparation to be a part of India’s Tokyo Olympics campaign this year.
  • In the team since 2008, Lakra captained India during the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy, leading the side to a second-place finish in the event. In all, she played 139 matches for India and her achievements also included being part of the side that claimed the 2014 Asian Games bronze medal.

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