"Want to be known as Olympic Medallist," says Midfielder Nikki

"Want to be known as Olympic Medallist," says Midfielder Nikki

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Bengaluru, May 12 : Indian Women's Hockey Team Midfielder Nikki Pradhan says her aim is not limited to just being an Olympian but wants to be known as Olympic Medallist.

The dynamic Midfielder opened up about her journey from a small village of Hesal in Jharkhand being a part of the team which qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016. Having grown up in the district of Khunti in Jharkhand, Nikki remembered she wasn't always that confident, and had to take the hard road during her journey to the Indian team, but says it was worth it.

"I come from a place which is actually the hotbed of women's hockey, and it was definitely a very tough journey because back then you would have limited resources." "At times it was difficult for me to imagine being a professional hockey player, but I think the hard work that I put in, and the support that I received from everyone around me, really proved to be a boost. I started representing the state, which eventually led me to a national team callup," said Nikki. (UNI)