October 20, 2020

Wish to win medals at Olympics, Asian Video games: Indian girls’s junior hockey ahead Mumtaz – different sports activities

Indian junior girls’s hockey ahead Mumtaz Khan on Saturday stated her purpose is to win medals on the Asian Video games and Olympics with the senior group however added that she is trying to take one step at a time to attain it.

The 17-year-old participant had scored 10 targets to assist India safe the silver medal on the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics in 2018.

She has additionally received the bronze medal on the women under-18 Asia Cup in 2016, silver on the Six-Nations Invitational Match in 2018, and the coveted gold medal on the Cantor Fitzgerald under-21 Worldwide 4-Nations event final 12 months.

“I do know that no matter I’ve performed thus far is nothing as in comparison with what I wish to obtain in my profession, so I don’t wish to get too forward of myself. I wish to guarantee I’m taking small child steps, and doing the appropriate issues all the time,” Mumtaz was quoted as saying in a Hockey India launch.

A daughter of vegetable distributors, the journey for Mumtaz has been stuffed with ups and downs, however the ahead from Lucknow is decided to maintain shining for the nation.”It’s no secret that I’ve had troublesome moments personally, and generally it has been troublesome for my dad and mom additionally, however I’m glad that they’ve all the time supported me it doesn’t matter what, and I can’t wait to make them glad.

“For that, I’ve very clear targets in thoughts, that are to carry out very effectively in every coaching session and every match that I play for my nation, and ultimately assist my group in profitable medals at huge tournaments just like the Olympics and the Asian Video games,” she added.

Hockey occurred to Mumtaz by coincidence. She was noticed by her coach in a college racing competitors in Agra.

“I imagine it was in 2011 that I used to be noticed at one of many races I used to be collaborating in for my college. It was Neelam Siddiqui who was current on the event and informed my father that he ought to put me into the game of hockey.”I didn’t actually know a lot in regards to the sport again then as a result of I used to be so younger, however as I began watching and enjoying it, I began growing an actual curiosity,” stated {the teenager} who was ultimately enrolled on the Lucknow hostel in 2014 and began coaching beneath Siddiqui.

“I really feel it was only a coincidence that coach discovered me there in Agra, and the remaining that has adopted has been because of the arduous work that I’ve put in,” she added.

Mumtaz has many targets in thoughts and considered one of them is to assist her family.

“I come from a really humble background so one of many components in me enjoying hockey was that I would be capable to assist my dad and mom.

“I’ve been lucky sufficient to have represented the Indian junior girls’s group and have all the time aimed toward giving my all on the pitch, and I hope that it will possibly translate right into a shiny future for us off the sector,” she stated.