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FULL NAME: Sunita Lakra
GENDER: Female
BORN: June 11, 1991
PARENTS: (Father), (Mother)
HOME ADDRESS: Sundargarh, Odisha, India
PLAYING POSITION: Defender
PRODUCT OF: Government Sports Hostel, Panposh, Rourkela, Odisha
INTERNATIONAL CAPS: 156 (As on 23 June 2019)
PROFESSION: Employee of West Central Railway


MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS:

NATIONAL:
*     Led Hockey Odisha in the 8th Senior Women National Hockey Championship (Division-A), held at Ranchi, Jharkhand from Feb 1 to 11, 2018.


INTERNATIONAL:
*     She was part of the Indian team that emerged champions in the FIH Womens Series Finals, held at Hiroshima, Japan from 15-23 June 2019.
*     She was part of the Indian team that won the 3-match women test series 2-1 against South Korea, held at Jinchun, Korea from 20-24 May 2019.
*     She was part of the Indian women team that won the 5-match bilateral hockey series 4-0 against Malaysia, held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 4-11 April, 2019.
*     She was part of the Indian women team that won the Silver Medal at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta & Palembang in 2018.
*     She was the Vice-captain of the National team during the tour of South Korea where the team won a five-match series 3-1 in 2018.
*     Guided India to victories in the Asian Champions Trophy in 2016.
*     She was part of the Indian team that lost in the quarterfinals of the 14th Women’s Hockey World Cup, held in London from July 21 to August 5, 2018.
*     She was part of the Indian women team that drew the five-match series against Spain, held in Madrid from June 12-18, 2018.
*     She was the captain of the India team that won the silver medal in the 5th Women Asian Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament, held at Donghae City, South Korea from May 13 to 20, 2018.
*     She was part of the Indian team that won the gold medal Women’s Asia Cup after a gap of 13 years at Kakamigahara city in Japan on Nov 5, 2017.
*     She was a member of the Indian women’s team that won one and lost three matches during their Europe Tour (Netherlands and Belgium) from Sept 8 to 18, 2017.
*     She was part of the Indian women’s team that lost a five-match test series 0-5 against New Zealand, held in New Zealand from May 14 to 20, 2017.
*     Represented India in the Rio Olympic Games, 2016.
*     She was a member of the India team that finished sixth in the Hawkes Bay Cup Women Hockey Festival, held at Hasting in New Zealand from April 2 to 10, 2016.
*     She was a member of Indian women hockey team that won five matches, drew one and lost two on its South Africa tour, which took place from Feb 20 to March 1, 2016.
*     She was a member of the Indian women team that finished seventh in the Hawkes Bay Cup Tournament, held at Hastings in New Zealand from April 11 to 19, 2015.
*     Played her 50th International match against New Zealand in the Hawke’s Bay Cup Tournament at Hastings in New Zealand on April 16, 2015.
*     She was a member of the Indian women hockey team that won the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games at Incheon (South Korea) on October 1, 2014.
*     She was a member of the Indian team that won the women’s hockey test series 6-0 against Malaysia held at Kualalumpur from June 9 to 17, 2014.
*     Represented India in the 8th Women`s Asia Cup Hockey Tournament at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from September 21 to 27, 2013.

*     Made her International debut in 2009.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
*     Played her 150th International match against Republic of Korea at Jinchun, Korea on 22 May 2019.
*     Tied the nuptial knot with long-time friend and former National level hockey player Deepak Lakra at Kesharamal Church at Rajgangpur in Sundargarh on Dec 28, 2018.
*     Completed 100 international caps in the third of the five-match Test series against New Zealand on May 17, 2017.
*     On August 29, 2016, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated her with a cheque of Rs 5 lakh for representing India in Rio Olympics 2016.
*     On July 26, 2016, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed Odisha Mining Corporation to provide her a special incentive of Rs 10 lakh for participation in Rio Olympic Games.
*     Odisha government on October 10, 2014 announced a cash award of Rs 75,000 lakh for Sunita for helping India win women`s bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games at Incheon.
*     Odisha Cricket Association on Oct 2, 2014 announced a cash award of Rs 10,000 for Sunita for helping India win the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games at Incheon.


PROFILE FIRST UPLOADED: 7 September, 2013
PROFILE LAST UPDATED: 23 June 2019


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