Tokyo Games: Rio 2016 Experience Helped Us To Prepare Well For 2020 Olympics, Says India Women’s Hockey Skipper Rani Rampal

Tokyo Games: Rio 2016 Experience Helped Us To Prepare Well For 2020 Olympics, Says Rani Rampal

Rani Rampal-led Indian women’s hockey workforce completed fourth at Tokyo Olympics.© AFP

Indian women’s hockey skipper Rani Rampal on Tuesday claimed the 2016 Rio Olympics was the turning level for the women’s recreation in the state and it is due to the fact of the expertise gained there that the side was equipped to end fourth at the lately concluded Tokyo Online games. “Rio Olympics was a good expertise for us, it was our very first expertise at the Online games, we completed twelfth and it was quite disappointing to see the conclude outcome. But it was the turning level, we figured out a large amount from that expertise. We completed 4th at the Tokyo Online games, people are appreciating us and they are showing their adore. I want to thank every person for their assistance. The complete state watched our matches, it is a large point,” Rani explained to ANI.

Conversing about coach Sjoerd Marijne’s position, Rampal claimed: “Sjoerd Marijne has done a good work for us, he generally experienced the belief, ahead of this Olympics, we realized he will action down as the coach. He took this selection very last calendar year as he wanted to give time to his loved ones. I regard his selection as providing time to loved ones is important.”

Very last 7 days, the Khel Ratna Award was renamed right after hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. Rani feels that the stalwart should really also be awarded the Bharat Ratna.


“Major Dhyan Chand was a magician with the hockey adhere, it feels good that Khel Ratna has been named right after him. I hope that he also will get awarded with Bharat Ratna,” claimed Rani.

The Indian women’s hockey workforce moved up to the 8th situation in accordance to the most current FIH environment rankings. Rani Rampal-led side, who faced 3 losses in the original matches, went on to pull off arguably the largest upset as they beat World No.three Australian side in what was their very first-ever quarter-closing of the Olympics.

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