Pritam Rani Siwach

Pritam Rani Siwach (born 2 October 1974) is a former captain of the Indian women’s hockey team. In 2008, she was recalled to join the team for the Olympic qualifiers in order to bring an “additional wealth of experience.” After the team did not qualify for the Olympics, Siwach stated in an interview, “We are not that bad as the results would show. It was simply a case of missed chances […] One difference between my times and now is the midfield. We had an experienced midfield with Sita Gussain at the centre. That helped us. Here, both T. H. Ranjita and Rosalind Ralte are young, just come into the team. They are potential youngsters, will only improve.” She last played with the team when it won the Gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games. She currently runs an academy and is training to become a coach.Siwach received an Arjuna Award in 1998.

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