Last year’s performances have kept us motivated, women’s hockey forward Navjot Kaur

Bengaluru: A string of good performances by the Indian women’s hockey team last year has helped keep the entire group motivated as they continue working hard despite Covid-19 lockdown, feels forward Navjot Kaur.
The year gone by was a fruitful one for the Indian women, which saw them produce some outstanding performances across tournaments.
They won the FIH Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019, Olympic Test Event in Japan, and the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers Odisha, along with victories in their tours of Spain, Malaysia, Republic of Korea and England.
“I think the kind of performances we produced in 2019, especially at the FIH Women’s Series Finals and FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers, have really helped us to stay motivated and continue putting in the hard yards in whatever way we can,” Kaur was quoted as saying in a Hockey India press release.
The coronavirus outbreak has brought the sporting world to a standstill, causing the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021.
In this testing time, the 25-year old says the team is focussing on maintaining fitness and staying in touch with the sport as much as possible.
“There’s no doubt that it’s been difficult for everyone across the globe, but we have to stay positive and continue moving forward. All of us here are working very hard on our fitness and stick-work drills in our rooms.”
The forward added that the players have also got a chance to indulge in their hobbies and catch up on a few shows.
“We are utilizing our time to pursue our hobbies. In normal circumstances we don’t get so much time, therefore I am really enjoying drawing, colouring and catching up on a few shows on Netflix.

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