Good news for Mizoram as Lalremsiami emerges as the first Mizo sportsperson to have won a medal in the Asian Games. She happens to be the youngest player in the Indian women’s hockey team that won the silver medal at the Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta of Indonesia. Siami is believed to be one of the brightest players in Indian hockey and was awarded ‘the Under-21 Rising Star Award’ at the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy. Siama played a total of 31 minutes in five matches and scored two goals, helping India win the silver.
Lalremsiami hails from Kolasib, 85 km north of Mizoram’s capital Aizawl. She belongs to an agrarian family and one among 10 children. She took up hockey at a very young age. She had represented her school at the inter-school sporting event at the age of 10, and was adjudged as the best hockey player. At the age of 11, Lalremsiami was selected to join the State government-run hockey academy in Thenzawl.
Eight years later, Lalremsiami got her first call for the senior team, and she helped India win gold at the 2017 Asia Cup. She then went on to represent India at the 2018 World Cup, where she was the youngest Indian player at just 18.