Junior women hockey team's bronze-medal feat inspiring, says Roelant Oltmans

Roelant Oltmans, who also looks after the women's team, however feels the Indian girls still have a long way to go to match the top teams at the senior level.

updated: August 07, 2013 17:26 IST
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New Delhi: The women team's bronze-medal winning effort in the Junior World Cup couldn't have come at a better time for Indian hockey as the feat has created a positive atmosphere in the country ahead of the senior men side's crucial Asia Cup campaign in Ipoh, Malaysia.

For Indian hockey's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans, who is also the interim chief coach of the men's team, any success is inspiring.

"Of course, everyone in the country feels very happy when our teams are performing. We are one big hockey family in the country. All the players of the senior team were following the girls bronze medal play-off match against England and when they won we all started dancing and jumping in celebration," Oltmans said here on Wednesday.

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