Indian Hockey got a big shock for captain Elvera Britto’s death

Former Indian women’s hockey team captain Elvera Britto died in Bengaluru on Tuesday at the age of 81 due to old age related problems . Elvera Britto, the eldest of the three famous Britto sisters ruled the domestic circuit from 1960 to 1967. She guided Karnataka ‘s domestic team to seven national title’s. Britto was a former national captain who played cricket for Australia, Sri Lanka and Japan.

With her outstanding and amazing playing skills, she was a very hard working and talented athlete and player of all time. In 1965, Elvera Britto became the second woman to earn the Arjuna Award following Anne Lumsden in 1961. The Arjuna Award, too known as the Arjuna Awards for extraordinary execution in sports and games, is India’s moment most noteworthy athletic respect, with the Khel Ratna Award being the highest. After retirement from the hockey team she returned to the school as a teacher.

Indian hockey team condoled the death of Elvera Britto. President of Hockey India, Gyanendra Ningombam said, ” It is heartbreaking to learn about Elvera Britto’s loss. She was ahead of her time, having accomplished so much in women’s hockey while also continuing to serve the sport as a state administrator. On behalf of Hockey India and the whole hockey community, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to her family on behalf. “

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