Dragflick Newsdesk : Star Indian girls’s hockey staff striker Vandana Katariya has set her eyes on wining the gold medal on this yr’s Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China to assist them instantly qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Vandana, a member of India’s historic fourth-place completed aspect within the Tokyo Olympics, can be eyeing a top-two end result on this yr’s FIH Girls’s World Cup to be co-hosted by the Netherlands and Spain from July 1 to 17.
“The purpose that I’ve set for myself this yr is to assist the staff win the gold medal within the Asian Video games so we are able to safe our qualification for the 2024 Olympics.
“I’m additionally excited for the World Cup this yr, the place our purpose is to make it into the ultimate of the competitors. I’m going to work actually exhausting on my technical expertise in coaching, as a result of that’s one of the simplest ways that I may help the staff’s trigger,” Vandana stated in a launch issued by Hockey India.
Following her father’s loss of life in April 2021, Vandana additionally spoke concerning the help she had obtained from her teammates and chief coach Janneke Schopman at a tough interval in her life.
“After shedding my father final yr, the help that I obtained from my teammates, nationwide staff workers and (chief coach) Janneke Schopman helped me stand on my toes once more.
“It has been a significant turning level in my life and my profession. I realised that similar to I’ve a household again dwelling, these persons are like my household within the nationwide camp,” she stated.
Vandana rose to stardom final yr by changing into the primary Indian girls’s hockey participant ever to attain a hat-trick within the Olympics. Vandana’s efforts contributed to the Indian girls’s hockey staff registering its best-ever efficiency on the Olympic Video games.