New Delhi, Aug 14 (CNMSPORTS) - With their vision set on securing qualification for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, confident Indian men and womens gockey teams on Tuesday left for the 18th Asian Games to be held in Jakarta.
While the 18-member women's team will begin their campaign against hosts Indonesia in their opening match in Pool B clash on 19 August, the men's will begin their title defence against Indonesia on 20 August, according to a statement.
Speaking about improving their previous performance of Bronze Medal in 2014, women's team captain Rani Rampal said: "We are going into the Asian Games after a strong performance in the FIH Women's World Cup 2018 which has given us a lot of confidence."
"Though we were disappointed that we did not make the Semi Final, winning a Gold in the Asian Games will help fade the bitter memories of the World Cup. The team is upbeat, confident and we are eager to further improve our career best World Ranking of No.9 by winning the Asian Games," he added.