New Delhi. Forward player of the Indian junior women's hockey team , Mumtaz Khan said on Saturday that she aims to win medals at the Asian Games and Olympics with the senior team but she is taking it one step at a time to achieve it. The 17-year-old played a key role in India winning the silver medal by scoring 10 goals in the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympics. She also won a bronze medal in the girls' under-18 Asia Cup in 2016, silver in the six-nation Invited Tournament in 2018 and a gold medal in the 'Canter FitzGerald Under-21 International Four-Nations Tournament' last year.
According to a Hockey India release, Mumtaz said, "I know that what I have done so far is nothing compared to what I want to achieve in my career." I want to make sure that I always keep doing the right things with small steps. ”Mumtaz's journey, the daughter of a vegetable seller, has been full of ups and downs, but this player from Lucknow is doing good for the country. With determination He said, "It is not hidden from anyone that I have spent a difficult time personally." It has also been difficult for my parents, but I am happy that they always supported me and I cannot wait to see them happy. ''
He said, "I have very clear goals in my mind to do very well in every training session and every match while playing for the country." I want to help my team win medals in big tournaments like Olympics and Asian Games. ”Mumtaz said that in a school race competition, her coach selected her to play hockey. He said, "I think Neelam Siddiqui was present there during the school race in 2011 and he asked my father to let me play hockey." At that time I did not know much about the game but when I started watching and playing it, I started enjoying it.