Meet Rani Rampal, Who Will Lead Indian Women's Hockey Team In Olympics

Indian women’s hockey team qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a 6-5 win over USA. Captain Rani Rampal with her 48th-minute strike after India was locked at 5-5 on aggregate score line sailed the team to victory. “We have worked very hard for these matches”, Rani told ANI.
Daughter of a cart puller, the 24-year-old had struggled her way to make it to the Indian hockey team. Hailing from a small town of Shahabad in Haryana, Rani started hockey at the age of 6.
Dronacharya Awardee Sardar Baldev Singh coached Rani and supported her by giving her hockey kits and shoes. “I was nothing and it is Baldev singh who trained me into a hockey star. He is my guru and God to me”, said Rani.
Rani made her debut to senior  Indian women’s team as its youngest player when she was 14.  She won the Best Young Player Of Tournament after scoring 7 goals in 2010 Women’s Hockey World Cup held in Argentina. Under her captaincy, India won silver at 2018 Asian Games
The Arjuna awardee is hopeful of clinching a medal in the next Olympics. The Indian men’s team also made it to the 2020 Olympics with a 11-3 aggregated win over Russia