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From Rio 2016 To Tokyo 2020, We Have Come A Long Way, Says Rani Rampal

Rani Rampal opened up on the team’s file fourth-place end at the Tokyo Olympics.© AFP

Indian women’s hockey staff skipper Rani Rampal feels their unforgettable operate at the Tokyo Olympics has taught the players to carry out less than severe stress. Talking on the podcast ‘Hockey Te Charcha’, the 27-yr-outdated opened up on the team’s file fourth-place end at the Tokyo Olympics, though also reflecting on the yr gone by. “2021 proved to be a fantastic yr for us. We could have gained a medal at the Tokyo Olympic Game titles. We will always really feel the suffering of not staying equipped to do that, simply because we had been so shut. It was not difficult to settle for it at first,” she explained.

“But we completed twelfth in 2016 when we went to Rio Olympics and this time at Tokyo Olympics we completed 4th. So, it has been a big expansion for women’s hockey,” she extra.

The Indian women’s staff narrowly experienced skipped out on a historic bronze in Tokyo but recorded its finest-at any time general performance at the Olympics.

“When we returned, the Indian followers appreciated our initiatives. We felt that we did something fantastic that followers are offering us so a lot really like and respect. This presents us self-confidence to do even far better in upcoming,” she explained.

She further more went on to speak about how the staff attained self-confidence from 1- acquire above Australia in the quarterfinal and felt they could conquer Globe No. two Argentina in the semifinal to make a podium end.


“I really feel one hundred p.c we could have gained the semifinal match in opposition to Argentina. We took an early guide in the match and set them less than stress. We executed anything coaches advised us but conceding PCs price us,” Rani explained.

“But I assume it was a massive mastering knowledge for all the players in the staff who will get an knowing of how to keep on being quiet in knockout matches of big tournaments. We will definitely get far better the next time,” she concluded.

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