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Women's hockey Olympic qualifier

Saturday - Feb 18, 2012, 11:33am (GMT+5.5)
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New Delhi - The following is the factfile of the 2012 hockey women's olympic qualifier to be held here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from Feb 18-26.

Average age of players: 23.5 years

Youngest team: Poland (21)

Oldest team: South Africa (26)

Oldest player: Olena Fritche (Ukraine, 34)

Youngest player: Jaspreet Kaur (India, 16)

Number of teenagers: 22 (5 for CAN, 5 for IND, 3 for ITA, 7 for POL, 2 for UKR)

Average number of international caps: 55

Least experienced team: Italy ( average16 international caps)

Most experienced team: South Africa (average 122 international caps)

Average for India: 64 international caps

Most capped player: Marsha Marescia (South Africa, 273)

Number of players who played in Olympics: 2 (South Africa)


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