Focus on fitness and recovery ahead of Olympics: Rani Rampal
Focus will be on fitness and recovery as the Indian women's hockey team looks to play quality matches against top sides as part of its preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, said skipper Rani Rampal.
The Indian team is currently in Bengaluru for the ongoing National coaching camp which will end on December 15.
After a three-week break for Christmas and New Year, the core group will return to camp on January 5 to prepare for the New Zealand Tour.
"One of the primary focus for us will be on fitness and recovery. While the plan is to play top quality matches against good teams in the lead up to the Olympics, all of us need to manage our body and mind well," she said.
"We will need to peak at the right time and going by the weather in Tokyo around the time of the Olympics, I believe fitness will play a huge part in how teams fair," she added.
It has been an eventful season for the Indian team as it booked the ticket to 2020 Olympics, where for the first time in the history of the game it will make back-to-back appearances.