Tokyo Olympics 2020: India ladies’s hockey core group to renew coaching in SAI Bengaluru

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India ladies’s hockey core group to renew coaching in SAI Bengaluru

The 25-member Olympic core group will endure obligatory quarantine earlier than the graduation of coaching.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: India women's hockey core group to resume training in SAI Bengaluru

File picture of India ladies’s hockey crew. Picture credit score: Hockey India

New Delhi: The Indian ladies hockey’s core group will return to the nationwide camp in Bengaluru on Sunday to restart the preparations for the Tokyo Video games after a 10-day break.

The 25-member Olympic core group will endure obligatory quarantine earlier than the graduation of coaching.

In January, the crew toured Argentina the place it performed seven matches towards the house nation’s junior, B crew and the senior aspect, ranked quantity two on the planet. That was the crew’s first tour in 12 months.

In February, the crew travelled to Dusseldorf, Germany the place they performed 4 matches towards their hosts’ senior aspect.

“Getting these matches have been completely necessary for us to analyse the extent we’re at and the work required to enhance in particular areas forward of the Olympics,” chief coach Sjoerd Marijne mentioned.

“Within the upcoming camp too, we will likely be specializing in these areas and in addition maintaining with our health will likely be a precedence.”

On 9 April, the SAI had introduced a three-week “summer time trip” at its varied Nationwide Centres of Excellence everywhere in the nation owing to the relentless spike in COVID-19 circumstances however mentioned that the Olympic-bound athletes will proceed to coach at their ongoing camps.

The 25-member possible checklist:

Goalkeepers: Savita, Rajani Etimarpu and Bichu Devi Kharibam.

Defenders: Deep Grace Ekka, Reena Khokhar, Salima Tete, Manpreet Kaur, Gurjit Kaur and Nisha.

Midfielders: Nikki Pradhan, Monika, Neha, Lilima Minz, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam and Namita Toppo.

Forwards: Rani, Lalremsiami, Vandana Katariya, Navjot Kaur, Navneet Kaur, Rajwinder Kaur, Jyoti, Sharmila Devi, Udita, Rashmita Minz.

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