Nikki Pradhan hails from the tribal heartland of Jharkhand and was born in 1993, Her father was a Bihar Police constable whereas her mother was a homemaker. She was the third daughter of the couple. She initially played under Dasrath Mahto before enrolling at Bariatu Girls’ Hockey Center.
Nikki Pradhan Biography
|Birth Place||Khunti, Jharkhand|
|Age||8 December, 1993|
|Category||Indian women’s Hockey|
Nikki Pradhan Personal Life
Nikki Pradhan is the hockey player representing the national team in various competitions. She plays as a midfielder and became the first ever player to feature for the Indian women’s hockey team from Jharkhand. On the whole, she became the sixth ever player from Jharkhand to feature for India in Olympics. Her predecessors were Jaipal Singh Munda (1928), Michael Kido (1972), Sylvanus Dungdung (1980), Ajeet Lakra (1992) and Manohar Topno.
Nikki Pradhan Professional Life
Nikki Pradhan featured for the first time for India in the U-17 Asia Cup in 2011. In the same year, she could not be a part of India’s Junior National Hockey Camp but that made her strong which resulted in the player taking part in the U-21 Women’s Hockey Team.
The player won a silver medal in the same tournament. However, the injury derailed her career for a year before making her comeback in 2016. The player was selected for Rio Olympics 2016.
Her medal tally includes a silver medal in the Asian Games, 2018 that was held in Jakarta, Gold Medal in 2017 Asia Cup and the Bronze medal in 2022 Asia Cup held in Muscat. She also won a gold medal in the Asian Champions Trophy held in Singapore, 2016.
Nikki Pradhan Family
Nikki Pradhan hails from the tribal heartland of Jharkhand and was born in 1993, Her father name was Soma Pradhan and he was a Bihar Police constable whereas her mother name was Jitan Devi was a homemaker. She was the third daughter of the couple. She initially played under Dasrath Mahto before enrolling at Bariatu Girls’ Hockey Center.
Nikki Pradhan Records and Achievements
Nikki Pradhan was a part of the U-21 Indian Women’s Hockey Team that won the silver medal in the Asia Cup held in Jakarta.
In 2016 Asian Champions trophy, Nikki Pradhan claimed the gold medal the event held in Singapore.
In 2017 Asia Cup, Nikki Pradhan and Indian women’s hockey team won the gold medal.
In recently conducted 2022 Asia Cup Indian women’s hockey team and co. won the bronze medal the tournament held in muscat.
Jharkhand: Olympian hockey players Nikki Pradhan and Salima Tete were felicitated at an event in Ranchi, by CM Hemant Soren. They were also handed over cheques of Rs 50 Lakhs each.#Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/zvS3SujytS
— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2021
Nikki Pradhan Unknown Facts
Nikki Pradhan was the first female Hockey player from Jharkhand who represented India women’s hockey team in the Olympics.
Indian Hockey player, Nikki Pradhan Working in Railway in Graduate level Officer.
Nikki Pradhan Social Media
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