Staying in the moment helped us at the Tokyo Olympics: Udita

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Udita, the defender for India’s ice hockey team, believes it helped the team recover from a string of defeats in the early stages of the Tokyo Olympics and, ultimately, the script story.

India finished fourth in Tokyo after beating Australia in the quarter-finals.

“I think staying in the present moment was the main reason we were able to recover after losing three games in the opening games. It also helped us beat a strong team like Australia (in the quarterfinals) and eventually the script story in Tokyo, ”Udita said in a press release from Hockey India.

About her Olympic experience, the 23-year-old added: “As youngsters, we learned so much from this historic campaign. We had to learn to deal with massive pressures on the biggest stages, and we also learned how to stay in the present moment to work miracles. “

The Hisar-born player is currently part of the likely core group of 25 senior women for the national camp in SAI, Bengaluru.