Fully aware about the mistakes they dedicated in the Asian Games finals, India women’s hockey team forward Lalremsiami on Saturday stated they may be confident of qualifying for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In ultimate yr’s Asian Games, India finished 2d after happening 1-2 to Japan to overlook out on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“We performed very well at the Asian Games and we knew that if we had gained there then we would have qualified for the Olympics. We worked hard at some point of the tournament, but we made a few mistakes,” Lalremsiami stated.
The crew, led via skipper Rani Rampal, then went on to exact revenge by using beating Japan three-1 inside the final of the FIH Women’s Series Finals in June.
“Thereafter, we decided that we can now not repeat our errors at the FIH Women’s Series Finals and we triumphed inside the competition against the identical Japan team we lost to in the 18th Asian Games Final,” she introduced.
The Indian women’s crew presently ranked tenth in the global ratings, will face difficult challenges in opposition to the likes of Australia, China (eleventh) and hosts Japan (14th) on the Olympic Test event, scheduled to start in Tokyo on August 17.
“The team may be very confident in advance of the Olympic Test Event due to the fact we have labored tough at some point of our exercise sessions. Every consultation within the National Camp is deliberate keeping in mind the Olympic Qualifiers. We trust that we have a terrific crew that could repeat records by using qualifying for the Olympics again,” stated Lalremsiami.
The 19-yr-old from Mizoram further expressed that the various camps organized by means of Hockey India helped the gamers enhance their recreation.
“We stepped forward our sports day by day in the unique schooling camps organized by means of Hockey India. We centered on sure factors of our recreation along with when to address gamers, man-to-man marking and so forth. After enhancing our recreation, I believe we’re even a more assured unit,” said Lalremsiami.
The gifted striker added that India can give top-ranked group like Australia a run for his or her cash within the Olympic Test Event.
“Australia is one of the nine teams in the global, however, we are also a very good group. So we’re confident to take them on inside the Olympic Test Event. If we do properly at the Olympic Test Event then we can benefit more confidence ahead of the Olympic Qualifiers,” she said.