Navjot Kaur Says ‘timing’ of Full Form Return is Crucial for Success

Navjot Kaur

Indian field hockey player Navjot Kaur says she believes in peaking at the right time, as it will make a huge difference to the Indian women’s hockey team’s performance at the Tokyo Olympics that is scheduled for next year. Navjot Kaur has participated in over 170 matches for the national team. 

She says that just getting back to full form won’t suffice for the Olympics, but the timing of full form return is very important. She said, “The team is gradually improving day by day, which is a great sign for us. We are slowly and steadily moving back to full form, however, peaking at the right time is very crucial for us.”

She further added, “We have to get back to full form at the right time to play to our full potential at the Olympics. We are very grateful to Hockey India and SAI for planning the national camp well as now we have enough time to get into the groove and push hard for a great result in Tokyo”. 

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Kaur revealed that the senior players and the coaches have sketched down a clear plan for the Tokyo Olympics to attain victory. She said, “The plan for the Olympics is very clear to everyone and more importantly, all players are clear about their roles. Everyone is gaining confidence day by day and the team is very determined to perform in the quadrennial event.”

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About the strategy, Kaur said, “The coaches and senior players have devised a good strategy and we are executing it well at the moment. It’s great that we still have a lot of time to move back to our full form so we are taking it slow at the moment. However, we are certainly moving in the right direction”.

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Navjot Kaur revealed that she is looking for ways to do improvement on certain aspects of the game to achieve victory. She also said she aspires to contribute a lot to the team’s success in the future. Kaur said, “I feel I can do much better for the Indian team and therefore I watched a lot of footage of my game during the lockdown period. I have understood the aspects I need to work on and I will start working on them after I reach the form I was in before the lockdown. I am keen on making much bigger contributions to the team’s victories in the future and hopefully, I will be able to become a much better player by the Tokyo Olympics”.

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