Fully aware of their mistakes in the Asian Games finals, India women’s hockey team forward Lalremsiami on Saturday stated they might be confident of qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In last year’s Asian Games, India finished 2d after 1-2 to Japan to overlook qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“We performed very well at the Asian Games and knew that if we had gained there, we would have qualified for the Olympics. We worked hard at some point in the tournament but made a few mistakes,” Lalremsiami stated. The crew, led by skipper Rani Rampal, took revenge by beating Japan three in June’s final of the FIH Women’s Series Finals. “After that, we decided that we could not repeat our errors at the FIH Women’s Series Finals, and we triumphed in 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 Australia and China (eleventh) and hosts Japan (14th) in the Olympic Test event, scheduled to start in Tokyo on August 17. “The team may be very confident before the Olympic Test Event because we have labored tough at some point in our exercise sessions. Every consultation within the National Camp is deliberate, considering the Olympic Qualifiers. We trust that we have a terrific crew that could repeat records by qualifying for the Olympics again,” stated Lalremsiami.
The 19-year-old from Mizoram further expressed that the various camps organized using Hockey India helped the gamers enhance their recreation. “We stepped forward our sports day by day in the unique schooling camps organized using Hockey India. We centered on sure factors of our recreation and when to address gamers, man-to-man marking, etc. After enhancing our recreation, I believe we’re even more assured unit,” said Lalremsiami.
The gifted striker added that India could give top-ranked groups like Australia a run for their cash within the Olympic Test Event. “Australia is one of the nine teams in the global. However, we are also an excellent group. So we’re confident to take them on inside the Olympic Test Event. If we do properly at the Olympic Test Event, we can gain more confidence ahead of the Olympic Qualifiers,” she said.