Indian girls’s hockey crew ahead Navneet Kaur is hopeful of enjoying in her first Olympic Games and is assured about her crew having a memorable outing in Tokyo.
“I’m actually hopeful of constructing it to the 16-member squad for the Olympic video games and I’m actually excited,” mentioned the 25-year-old participant, who has been sweating it out within the nationwide camp on the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru.
“India girls’s had been enjoying on the 2016 Olympics for the primary time, and maybe lacked the expertise towards the highest groups in a marquee occasion just like the Olympics. We have been working very exhausting on bettering our health ranges and getting higher tactically as properly. I’m centered on making it to the Olympics and realising my childhood dream,” she mentioned.
With 79 caps to her title, Navneet acknowledges the accountability that comes with enjoying as a ahead.
“Of course, the onus is on us forwards to set the tone by scoring targets. We had stable match apply at first of the 12 months and there have been many classes learnt from these excursions as properly. Scoring targets is a collective accountability of the facet and we’re continually engaged on getting higher at it. I’m certain the crew will step up within the large stage,” she mentioned.
The Haryana-based ahead suffered a setback a couple of weeks in the past when she was contaminated with Covid-19, alongside stalwarts reminiscent of captain Rani, Savita, Navjot Kaur and Sushila. Luckily, the gamers have made a swift restoration and are again in coaching after ending their quarantine interval.
Navneet seems to be as much as the seniors within the crew and is decided to get her palms on an Olympic medal.
“The expertise of gamers reminiscent of Rani and Savita has solely made me a greater participant. The crew surroundings is sort of a household, the place the seniors and the juniors can change concepts about one another’s sport. The seniors inspire us to experience to carry out higher in prime occasions. I hope we will use that through the Tokyo Olympics and are available again with a medal,” she mentioned.
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