She is happy with the hassle however Indian girls’s hockey workforce captain Rani Rampal is hurting as neatly after coming inside of touching distance of a ancient Olympic podium end most effective to complete fourth in the end.
The Indians, beating all expectancies, entered the semifinals of the Video games for the primary time, and signed off with a fourth position end after taking place to Nice Britain 3-4 within the bronze medal play-off in Tokyo on Friday.
“We’re feeling so upset as a result of we have been so shut. And we have been 2-0 down after which we equalised and we have been 3-2 up. I don’t know what to mention, however yeah it hurts so much as a result of we couldn’t win the bronze medal,” she mentioned after the heart-breaking loss.
“However I feel everybody simply gave their highest, so I’m happy with the workforce. Enjoying within the Olympic Video games and completing best 4 isn’t simple. We got here some distance. I feel now we have been nearer, however now and again shut isn’t excellent sufficient.
“However I’m nonetheless happy with the workforce, how right through the event we labored so arduous and performed as a workforce in combination,” Rani added.
The Indians performed their hearts out and overcame a two-goal deficit to steer 3-2 at part time.
However Nice Britain gave their the whole lot in the second one part and scored two objectives to grab the fit from India’s arms.
“Even supposing once we have been 2-0 down we nonetheless stayed in combination and fought for the 2 objectives,” Rani mentioned.
Rani was hoping their efficiency within the Tokyo Video games will encourage a era again house.
“I want to thank each and every and everybody again house as a result of they supported us so much and so they believed in us that we will be able to succeed in one thing right here. And nonetheless, I do know although we didn’t win the bronze medal, they’re going to again us up as a result of we have now impressed the rustic,” she mentioned.
“And that is what we’d like from them, we’d like give a boost to from them.”
Dragflicker Gurjit Kaur, whose two objectives weren’t sufficient handy India a win on Friday, mentioned success used to be almost definitely now not on their aspect and it’s going to be a tricky loss to digest.
“It used to be an excessively difficult loss however we installed a large number of effort. It used to be a tricky loss, however each unmarried participant gave their 100 according to cent.
“Now we have created historical past. We will be able to’t blame any person. It used to be a workforce effort. We have been merely now not fortunate as of late,” she mentioned.