Udita, a hockey defender, said that staying in the moment helped him overcome early losses

Udita, a young hockey team defender, stated that India’s greatest strength was its ability to stay in the moment after three losses in the Tokyo Olympic Games opening matches.

Udita was an integral member of the team that won fourth in Tokyo. He said, “I believe staying in the moment was the greatest reason we were able to bounce back after three losses in the first matches.”

It also helped us beat strong teams like Australia in the quarterfinals and then script history in Tokyo. Udita said, “We stopped worrying about the results and focused on our natural game.”

The 23-year old defender said that he had dreamed of playing against elite teams at marquee events like the Olympics. It was a dream come true to make my Olympic debut against the Netherlands. It was also my first match against the Dutch team in my career, so it was an incredible feeling, even though we lost that match. We went on to write history and I am very grateful to have been a part of that.” The Udita spoke out about her lessons from Tokyo. “As youngster, this campaign has taught us so much.” We learned how to manage huge pressure on the most important of stages and how staying present can make all the difference. Hisar-born player is part of the 25-member senior ladies’ core probable group for the national coaching camps in SAI, Bengaluru. She stated that the team is excited to be back at camp and cannot wait to begin the new season.

“We are thrilled to be back at camp and can’t wait for our new season. We will begin by focusing on fitness since we haven’t done much since returning from Tokyo. The defender said that we will also analyze our Olympics performance and make adjustments accordingly.”

She said, “We have a critical year ahead of us, the all-important Asian Games. Our goal will be win the Gold medal there and qualify directly for Paris Olympics.”