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Sushila Chanu has represented the country in 180 matches. She was also part of the team at the Rio Olympics.
Woman hockey team midfielder Sushila Chanu Pookharambam believes that the Indian women’s team will definitely win the Olympic medal next year. Chanu has also represented the country at the 2016 Olympic Games. He said that the team has every chance of winning the medal next year.
“The next year is important and challenging. Because the team will have to play one match after another. We will get less time for rest. Although we are used to it. We have a chance to win history. This is the first time that the women’s team will participate in the Olympics continuously, but we will reach the podium. ”
Women’s team will play in Olympic for the third time
The women’s team will play in the Olympics for the third time. The team first played in the 1980 Olympics. Women’s hockey was included in the Olympics in 1980 itself. After that it took the team 36 years to qualify for the Olympics. The team qualified for the Rio Olympics in 2016. The team’s performance in Rio was very poor. The team was ranked at the bottom. This is the first time the women’s team will participate in the Olympics continuously.
Sushila has represented the country in 180 matches
Sushila Chanu has played 180 matches so far. It is one of the experienced players in the current team. He believes it is good to share his experiences with younger players.
Guiding young players is the responsibility of seniors
He said- This is the stage when you have played more minutes than the young players. In such a situation, it is your responsibility to guide the young players. I take pleasure in guiding young players. Young players also show interest in learning. I feel that I am off the field and guiding the young players to perform better for the team.
Focus is on Olympic Games
Chanu said- Our focus should be on Tokyo Olympics right now. Like other sportspersons, we are hoping to have the Olympic Games next year. We have been working hard for this for the last four years.