Karthi’s presence improves possibilities of TN getting a podium end on the Nationwide Video games: Charles Dixon

Karthi, proper, will give that further edge to Tamil Nadu feels the State group’s coach.
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Charles Dixon.

Charles Dixon.
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India striker S. Karthi shall be part of the Tamil Nadu males’s hockey group within the thirty seventh Nationwide Video games to be held in Goa from October 25 to November 9.

The 22-year-old from Ariyalur will be part of the 40-day preparatory hockey coaching camp, which begins on the SDAT-Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium right here on September 15, Friday, after the Nationwide group leaves for Hangzhou Asian Video games.

“Karthi’s presence shall be very huge. It’s an excellent enhance for the opposite gamers. He can assault and defend. Our chances are high brighter along with his inclusion within the Nationwide Video games. We hope to be on the rostrum and if occurs to be our day we are able to even win gold,” stated Charles Dixon, Tamil Nadu’s head coach, to The Hindu.

On the camp, there shall be 4 groups coaching. The State males’s and girls’s groups will put together for the Nationwide Video games and the sub-junior (girls and boys) groups for the Nationwide sub-junior championships to be held right here from October 17 to 24.

Maiden look

For the primary time, the State girls’s group shall be collaborating within the Nationwide Video games, regardless of ending ninth (amongst 12 groups) within the earlier Senior Nationwide championships (in Kakinada, AP) as solely the highest eight groups qualify for the Nationwide Video games.

Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu president Sekar J. Manoharan stated: “The Indian Olympic Affiliation determined that will probably be the highest 10 groups from the final Senior Nationals and never the highest 8, which was the follow earlier. We (The ladies’s group) are concentrating on the semifinals.”

Charles conceded that the Tamil Nadu males’s group efficiency within the MCC-Murugappa All-India invitation match held just lately was a little bit of a disappointment, however reasoned that it was because of senior and higher gamers taking part in for various groups within the match.

“Now all of the gamers who missed out will play within the Nationwide Video games and that is the most effective group we’ve received,” he stated.

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