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LAKRA Birendra Name LAKRA Birendra
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 03 FEB 1990
Residence Gender Male
Height 167 cm Weight 68 kg
Discipline Hockey

Hockey

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Results Score Opponent
27 SEP 2014 17 : 00 Men's Pool B Match 10 Win 2 - 0 CHN - China CHN
25 SEP 2014 17 : 00 Men's Pool B Match 8 Lose 1 - 2 PAK - Pakistan PAK
23 SEP 2014 17 : 00 Men's Pool B Match 6 Win 7 - 0 OMA - Oman OMA

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Olympic Games
12Men2012London, GBR
World Cup
9Men2014The Hague, NED
Champions Trophy
4Men2012Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Asia Cup
2Men2013Ipoh, MAS
World League
6Men2014
Commonwealth Games
2Men2014Glasgow, GBR
Junior World Cup
9Men2009Johor Bahru, MAS

Detailed Information

Biography
Hobbies Riding motorcycles, football. (ranchirhinos.com, 21 Jan 2014; sportskeeda.com, 16 Jan 2013)
Occupation Athlete
Languages Spoken English, Hindi, Oriya
Club Bharat Petroleum, India
Coach Terry Walsh [national] (AUS) (sports.ndtv.com, 14 Mar 2014)
Position / Style Defence (thehindu.com, 04 Mar 2014)
Plays Right (odishtoday.com, 27 Feb 2012)
Sporting / famous Relatives His older brother Bimal and older sister Asunta have represented India in hockey at international level. (ranchirhinos.com, 21 Jan 2014)
International debut 2010 for India, Four Nations Tournament (Hamburg) (Rediff, 16 Jun 2010)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He began playing hockey as a child in India. (ranchirhinos.com, 21 Jan 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
He would practise with his older brother Bimal who was already playing hockey, and was quickly hooked on the sport. (ranchirhinos.com, 21 Jan 2014; bharatiyahockey.org, 01 Jan 2004)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Returning home after winning the 2013 Hockey India League [HIL] with Ranchi Rhinos. (ranchirhinos.com, 21 Jan 2014)

Hero
Indian hockey player Dilip Tirkey. (sportskeeda.com, 16 Jan 2013)

Most influential person in career
His older brother Bimal. (bharatiyahockey.org, 01 Jan 2004)

Awards
He was named Defender of the Tournament at the 2013 All-India MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup. (hockeyindia.org, 23 Sep 2013)

General
EARLY DAYS
His father Marcus Lakra played hockey at district level. He was so keen for his six children to get involved in the game that he mortgaged his seven acres of family property to help finance their pursuit of the sport. (stick2hockey, 14 May 2006)

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