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We can finish on podium in global events, says Indian captain Savita Punia


India finished a historic fourth at the Olympics last year and Savita said the Tokyo Games had instilled a belief that they can match the best in the business on the biggest stage


Hockey: We can finish on podium in global events, says Indian captain Savita Punia

Savita. File pic






India captain Savita Punia feels there is no dearth of motivation and confidence in the national women’s hockey team as it eyes a historic podium finish at the upcoming World Cup. The top FIH tournament will be jointly hosted by the Netherlands and Spain from July 1 to 17.

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India finished a historic fourth at the Olympics last year and Savita said the Tokyo Games had instilled a belief that they can match the best in the business on the biggest stage. “Our performance in Tokyo gave us the belief that we can finish on the podium in global events,” Savita said.

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