Pride of 2016 – Indian Women’s Hockey Team

ANTWERP - Rani Rani (l) has scored for India during the match between the women of India and Poland . right Lilima Minz WSP COPYRIGHT KOEN SUYK

Passing ball by ball and going from strength to strength the incredible 11 won the gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games and bronze at the 2014 Asian Games. They successfully made it to the Rio games in 2016, a first since 1980. Ending the year on a high, they won the maiden Women’s Asian Champions Trophy beating China 2-1.