The 2016 Hockey Champions Trophy in London just came to an end with Australia emerging as the champions in the Men’s category while the Argentina women’s team lifted the trophy for the 7th time. Soon after the end of this prestigious trophy the International Hockey Federation (FIH,) declared the current FIH Hero World Rankings.
The Indian hockey team bettered their rank after winning the silver medal in the Hero Hockey Champions Trophy. India’s previous best performance in the Champions Trophy was the bronze medal in 1982. Prior to the coaching of Roelant Oltmans, India finished runners-up in the Azlan Shah Trophy in April. India is now looking forward to the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics Game to better their rankings.
Rankings – Men.
The 2016 Champions Trophy winner and the World Cup Champions – Australia leads the men’s ranking and have 2179 points. There is no change in the top three spots in men’s ranking with the Dutch in 2nd place with 1838 points and Germany in 3rd spot. England safely sits in 4th place while India jumped off to the 5th place ahead of Belgium and Argentina.
Rankings – Women.
The Netherlands women’s team top-ranked in the Women’s ranking while the current Champions Trophy winner – Argentina is in 2nd place, followed by Australia and the Kiwis. The bronze medal helped the USA to achieve 5th place. Indian women are in the13th place though they have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympics Games.
Next updates in ranking.
The following rankings have been updated by FIH after the end of the Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy in London on Sunday. The next updated rankings will be published by FIH in August after the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The update to the FIH Hero World Rankings will have no impact on the pools for the Olympic Games, which were set based on the rankings as at 1st January 2016.
Rankings top 10.
MEN’S : 1.Australia 2.Netherlands 3.Germany 4.England 5.India 6.Belgium 7.Argentina 8.New Zealand 9.Korea 10.Pakistan
WOMEN’S : 1.Netherlands 2.Argentina 3.Australia 4.New Zealand 5.USA 6.China 7.England 8.Korea 9.Germany 10.Japan
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