Indian girls’s hockey group ahead Navneet Kaur is hopeful of enjoying in her first Olympic Video games and is assured about her group 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,” said the 25-year-old player, who has been sweating it out in the national camp at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru.
“India women’s were playing at the 2016 Olympics for the first time, and perhaps lacked the experience against the top teams in a marquee event like the Olympics. We have been working very hard on improving our fitness levels and getting better tactically as well. I’m focused on making it to the Olympics and realising my childhood dream,” she stated.
With 79 caps to her identify, Navneet acknowledges the duty that comes with enjoying as a ahead.
“In fact, the onus is on us forwards to set the tone by scoring objectives. We had strong match follow at first of the yr and there have been many classes learnt from these excursions as effectively. Scoring objectives is a collective duty of the facet and we’re continuously engaged on getting higher at it. I’m certain the group will step up within the large stage,” she stated.
The Haryana-based forward suffered a setback a few weeks ago when she was infected with Covid-19, alongside stalwarts such as captain Rani, Savita, Navjot Kaur and Sushila. Luckily, the players have made a swift recovery and are back in training after finishing their quarantine period.
Navneet looks up to the seniors in the team and is determined to get her hands on an Olympic medal.
“The experience of players such as Rani and Savita has only made me a better player. The team environment is like a family, where the seniors and the juniors can exchange ideas about each other’s game. The seniors motivate us to ride to perform better in top events. I hope we can use that during the Tokyo Olympics and come back with a medal,” she stated.