Bengaluru, Jul 24 : With exactly one year for the start of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games scheduled from July 24 to August 9 with Hockey preliminary round events for men and women starting from July 25, Indian Team Captains Manpreet Singh and Rani Rampal said they are working towards being part of Indian contingent in the upcoming international multi-sport event.
"We have a countdown chart and we frequently remind ourselves in team meetings about how many days are left for the qualifying and how many days before the first hockey match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, we are on our toes to qualify," said Manpreet Singh, Captain of the Indian Men's Hockey.
This constant reminder also provides a boost for players to improve upon their individual game and ensure they are doing everything they can to contribute to the team's goals. "It's not just us players but the Coaching staff too remind us about days left for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the goals we need to achieve ahead of this milestone event.
We have set short timelines to work on our grey areas. We have set short-term goals which includes areas to work on in training, how we intend to play against a particular team at the upcoming event such as the Olympic Test event, Belgium Tour and what implications this would have on the Qualifying event in November. We have mapped out every detail to ensure we do better than our previous best," he said.(UNI)