India beat Pak in Asian Games to win Hockey gold, qualify for Olympics

New Delhi/October 2 (NG News)
India Hockey team on Thursday defeated arch rival Pakistan 4-2 in the penalty shootout to win gold medal in Asian Games after 16 years and with this win, India has also qualified for the Olympics, scheduled to be held in Rio in 2016.

India and Pakistan tied at 1 goal each after full-time after which India scored 4 goals in five attempts in penalty shootout while Pakistan team could only score twice against the star goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.

India had last won Asian Gold in hockey in 1998 when Indian team had defeated South Korea in penalty shootout.