Tokyo Olympics: Navneet Kaur Says Indian Women’s Hockey Team Would possibly not Fear Strong Opponents Anymore


Navneet Kaur has played 79 international matches for India.© Instagram

The Indian women’s hockey team forward Navneet Kaur, who has played 79 matches for the national team, is all set to participate in her first Olympic crusade in Tokyo this year. The 25-year-old expressed that playing in the Olympics has been a childhood dream for her and she will leave no stone unturned to make her experience wonderful at the Tokyo Olympics.

“Playing at the Olympics is my childhood dream and I can leave no stone unturned to make it wonderful. With experience comes responsibility,” said Navneet.

“I have already played 79 games for India and the focal point is now on leading from the front. The team has been sweating it out at the national camp in Bengaluru and we’re going to have a memorable outing in Tokyo,” she added.

The forward spoke approximately the influence of Shahabad Markanda on her hockey career, “I come from Shahabad Markanda. It is a small town in Haryana but plays a enormous part in the development of the sport of hockey. My teammates Rani and Navjot Kaur have also trained at the Shahabad Hockey Academy.

“I take into account when I came back to Shahabad after winning the Bronze medal in the Junior Women’s Hockey World Cup in Germany, 2013, people welcomed us with all their hearts. There used to be a grand procession in Shahabad, people were dancing and celebrating as whether they had won,” she added.


Navneet said that she at all times wanted to play hockey for India and feels proud to be part of the current national team. The 25-year-old expressed that the Indian women’s hockey team has developed a habit of fighting till the final minute of each match.

“A lot has changed in the mindset of our team previously few years, we do not fear the stronger opponents anymore. Earlier, when we used to play against the Netherlands or Great Britain, we used to panic. That isn’t the case now. We fight until the last whistle. It isn’t over until it’s over,” Navneet signed off.

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