Hockey India’s Support Has Been Critical In Success Of Our Team: Deepika Thakur

Former Indian hockey star Deepika Thakur thinks that the help supplied by Hockey India has been essential in the achievement of the women’s workforce. Thakur has more than two hundred worldwide caps and was a short while ago conferred with the Arjuna Award. She also thinks that the women’s aspect has a powerful opportunity to finish in the prime four in the Olympic Games subsequent year. “I am satisfied that the workforce was capable to resume activities quickly soon after nationwide lockdowns ended. Even while there might not be any competitions this year because of to the prevailing vacation limits, remaining in the countrywide camp will let the players enough time to return to previous kind and continue to keep up their physical fitness degree,” said Thakur in an official launch issued by Hockey India.

“5 decades ago, if you would check with me whether the women’s workforce experienced it in them to split into the prime 10 rankings in the environment, my solution might not have been a certain sure. I experience Hockey India providing the greatest coaching setup and also demanding final results from them and the players on related lines as the men’s workforce has experienced a positive impact on the workforce.

The women’s workforce is decided to clearly show that they too can acquire tournaments like the men’s workforce. We have won the Asian Champions Trophy (2016), Asia Cup (2017), entered the quarterfinals in the Planet Cup in London, won silver at the Asian Games 2018.

“I assume these are all wonderful final results and collective get the job done by coaching personnel and the federation. I experience Hockey India has ensured the women’s workforce gets amazing exposure at the worldwide degree and preparing the ACTC (Annual Calendar for Teaching and Competition) accordingly has been essential in the team’s resurgence,” she extra.

Thakur also feels the workforce should continue being enthusiastic and targeted on their objective of carrying out effectively at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

“The existing Indian aspect is really dedicated and targeted. But when you have to be in Countrywide Camps without the need of competition it is simple to experience less enthusiastic,” Thakur said.


“Also, without the need of competition, it is complicated to assess enhancement. Hence, I would say it is a really vital time for the workforce and every single player should have her personal yardstick and will have to get the job done on increasing the bar,” mentioned the expert defender.

“I unquestionably believe that the workforce can bounce back again. They ended up in excellent rhythm soon after profitable back again-to-back again tournaments final year and they experienced accomplished effectively in New Zealand before this year.

“They ended up higher on confidence too. This workforce is hungry to realize achievement at the optimum degree and for this reason I am certain at the time competitions resume, they will bounce back again and do everything in their potential to finish prime four in Tokyo,” she signed off.

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