Hockey star Lalremsiami, who was part of the Indian women’s hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics, has been appointed as the chief coach, a group A post, under the Mizoram sports and youth services department.

The Mizoram government on Thursday approved the appointment of Lalremsiami in a Group-A post as an appreciation for her performance at the recently held Olympic games.

This was announced by Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga yesterday evening.

“Proud to announce that Govt. of Mizoram has approved the appointment of Ms Lalremsiami, National Hockey Player and the only Olympian from #Mizoram at the Tokyo Olympic 2020 to the post of Chief Coach (Hockey) Group-A post under Sports & Youth Services Department,” tweeted CM Zoramthanga.

Lalremsiami was the first female sportsperson from Mizoram to represent India at the Olympics.

The Indian women’s hockey team finished fourth at the Tokyo Olympics, their best ever finish in summer games.