We have a team that has qualified for the Olympics, says Indian women’s hockey team striker Lalremsiami

Bengaluru: Indian hockey team striker Lalremsiami, a crucial indicator of India’s triumph at the finals of FIH’s women’s series in Hiroshima last month, has expressed that India has a good side to play in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“The team is very confident on the eve of Olympic testing because we worked hard during training. Each session at the National Camp is planned with an Olympic qualification in mind. We believe we have a good team that can repeat history with the qualifications for the Olympics, “said Lalremsiami.
The Indian team will compete with Australia, China and Japan in the Olympic exam event from August 17 to 21, 2019 ahead of the October / November 2019 Olympic Qualifications.
The Rani-led team had a spectacular tournament in the FIH Women’s Final in June, defeating Japan 3-1 in the finals. second place while Japan threw gold. “We played very well in the Asian Games and knew that if we won gold then we would qualify for the Olympics. We worked hard during the tournament, but we made a few mistakes and therefore couldn’t reach our goal in the tournament. After that, we decided not to repeat our mistakes in the finals of the FIH women’s series and we triumphed in competition against the same national team of Japan where we lost in the 18th finals of the Asian Games, “said Lalremsiami.
The 19-year-old from Mizoram further expressed that various camps organized by Hockey India have helped players improve the game day after day after the FIH Women’s Series finals. India Hockey organized special camps in July to set up goalkeepers and defenders in Bengaluru. “Day by day we have been improving the game in Special Training Camps organized by Hockey India. We focus on certain aspects of our game, such as when dealing with players, person-to-person tagging, etc. After improving our game, I believe we are an even more confident unit, ”said Lalremsiami.
The talented striker added that India has a team that can host a top team like Australia in the Olympic Test.
“Australia is one of the best teams in the world, but we are also a good team. Therefore, we are confident that we will take them to the Olympic Test. If we make good on the Olympic Test event, then we will gain more confidence ahead of the Olympic qualifications, “said Lalremsiami.

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