Vandana Katariya is the first Indian woman to score a hat-trick

India hockey captain Rani Rampal talked out. After partner Vandana Katariya‘s family was subjected to casteist slurs. India matched their best-ever Olympic finish. In a historic run that saw them miss out on a bronze medal narrowly.

Rani Rampal said that it was “heartbreaking”. To listen that her accomplice Vandana Katariya’s family. They had been subjected to casteist abuse.

The Indian women’s hockey group coordinated. Their best-ever finish at the Olympics game. It was a historic run in which they come to the knockouts for the first time in their history.

“I truly felt terrible when I listened this was happening to her family. Her father died recently and individuals. They do not get the feelings of athletes and the sacrifices they make.

She did not go to her father’s burial service. Since she felt she did not need to miss preparing ahead of the Olympics. I do not know why people do this,” Rani told India Today

“It is very heartbreaking for the player and the sort of thing that they struggle to recover from. Even if the player does recover, it is very difficult for the family to get back from something like that. My request is that, regardless of whether players are winning or losing, we need you at all times. We need your support even when we are not winning medals and titles. That is how India can become a sporting nation,” she also said.

Vandana Katariya is the first Indian woman to score a hat-trick

Vandana Katariya

Vandana Katariya was supposedly subjected. To casteist slurs after India’s overcome Argentina in the semi-finals. She got to be the first Indian lady to score a hat-trick at the Olympics. In India’s thrilling 4-3 win over South Africa within the group stage.

India at that point pulled off what has been described. As one of the greatest upsets of the Tokyo Olympics. By beating Australia in the quarter-finals.

Vandana Katariya is the first Indian woman to score a hat-trick

Rani Rampal

Rani also said that she was overpowered by the support. That the group got all through the Olympics. She said that she is proud of the group for the way. They battled and still feels the disappointment of not winning their bronze medal match against Great Britain.

“It’s exceptionally difficult as a competitor. To disregard the disappointment you’re feeling after losing a match. But I am glad of the group for the way they battled. Against groups like Australia, Argentina, Great Britain, Germany, Netherlands. And all these extraordinary groups.

 I am really thankful to the country for the support we received. In my 13-year career, I haven’t seen women’s hockey getting this kind of support in India. So for me, it’s a matter of pride that we got so much praise despite losing,” she said.

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