Salima Tete Wiki, Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Salima Tete is an Indian hockey player who plays in the midfielder position.

Wiki/Biography

Salima Tete was born on Thursday, 27 December 2021 (age 22 years; as of 2023) in the village Badkichapar, District Simdega, Jharkhand. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. Salima completed her schooling at the S. S. Girls High School, Simdega, Jharkhand.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Weight (approx.): 55 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Body Measurements (approx.): 32-28-30

Salima Tete

Family

Parents & Siblings

Salima Tete’s father, Sulakshan Tete, is a farmer. Her mother, Subhani Tete, is also a farmer.

Salima Tete (right) with her mother, Subhani Tete

Salima Tete (right) with her mother, Subhani Tete

Subhani Tete's father, Sulakshan Tete

Subhani Tete’s father, Sulakshan Tete

Salima Tete has one brother and 4 sisters and one of them is Mahima Tete who is also a national hockey player.

Salima Tete (second from left) with his father (extreme left), brother (second from right), and sister Mahima Tete (extreme right)

Salima Tete (second from left) with his father (extreme left), brother (second from right), and sister Mahima Tete (extreme right)

Husband 

Salima Tete is unmarried.

Career

Hockey Player

Salima Tete made her senior debut in the Indian Women’s National team in 2016. In 2017, she became part of the Indian squad in the 7th Sub Junior National Hockey Championship which was held in Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu. Salima represented the Jharkhand hockey team and ended up winning the title. In 2018, Salima was appointed as the captain of the Indian hockey team to lead the Summer Youth Olympics which were held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Indian team won the silver medal in the tournament finals. In 2021, she represented India in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. In 2022, Salima Tete became part of the Indian squad that participated in the Women’s FIH Hockey Nations Cup which was held in Valencia, Spain. The Indian team won the title by defeating Spain in the tournament finals by the score of 1-0. In the same year, she represented India in the XXII Commonwealth Games which was held in Birmingham, England. The Indian team won the bronze medal in the tournament finals.

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Salima Tete (extreme left) posing with her bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2022

Salima Tete (extreme left) posing with her bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2022

In 2022, Salima became part of the Women’s Hockey Asia Cup which was held in Muscat, Oman in which the Indian hockey team won the bronze medal.

Salima Tete posing with her medal at the Women's Hockey Asia Cup 2022

Salima Tete posing with her medal at the Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2022

In 2023, she represented India in the 19th Asian Games which were held in Hangzhou, China. The Indian hockey team won the bronze medal in the championship by defeating Japan by the score of 2-1.

Salima Tete posing with a bronze medal at the 19th Asian Games 2023

Salima Tete posing with a bronze medal at the 19th Asian Games 2023

In the same year, Salima Tete participated in the 7th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy which was held in Ranchi, India in which the Indian hockey team won the title by defeating Japan by the score of 4-0 in the finals.

Salima Tete after winning the 7th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023

Salima Tete after winning the 7th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2023

In 2023, Sangita also represented the Railway Sports Promotion Board’s hockey team in the 3rd Hockey Indian Senior Women Inter-Department National Championship in which the team won the silver medal.

Facts/Trivia

  • Salima Tete’s father, Sulakshan Tete, played hockey as a defender for many years and made sure his daughters picked up the sport too. Her father gave her hockey training in the early days with sticks made out of Sharifa trees.
  • Salima loves eating Rajma Chawal which her mother cooks, and she asks her mother to cook it whenever Salima comes home from hockey tournaments.
  • In 2021, Sangita was offered a class third employee job in the Indian Railways and she also became part of the South Eastern Railway’s hockey team as well as the Railway Sports Promotion Board’s hockey team.
  • In 2023, Salima received the ‘Emerging Player of the Year’ award at the Asian Hockey Federation Awards.
    Salima Tete posing with her award at the Asian Hockey Federation Awards 2023

    Salima Tete posing with her award at the Asian Hockey Federation Awards 2023

  • In 2023, Salima Tete was appointed as the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Athletes Ambassador from India for a term of two years in which the selected athletes play a leadership role in the international representation, development, and advocacy of athletes.
    Salima Tete (third from right) being appointed as the AHF Athletes Ambassador from India

    Salima Tete (third from right) being appointed as the AHF Athletes Ambassador from India

  • In the initial years of her journey, Salima used to actively participate in local tournaments where goats were given as prizes.
  • Initially, she joined a training school in Tumdegi through which she started playing in regional tournaments and that is where she was spotted by Manoj Konbegi who was the then president of a hockey academy in Simdega.
  • After seeing Salima’s performance in local tournaments, Manoj Konbegi took the responsibility of convincing Salima’s family to get her admitted into the professional hockey academy in Simdega.
  • At the tender age of 12, she joined a hockey academy in Simdega where she started her professional hockey academy.
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