Bichu Devi Kharibam (Photo Credit: Twitter)
The 20-year-old from Manipur is calm about her position with the senior workforce and is relishing coaching alongside her seniors.
- Last Updated: February 23, 2021, 15:05 IST
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Goalkeeper Bichu Devi Kharibam’s profession has been on the rise since she made her breakthrough with eye-catching show on the 2018 Youth Olympics, a match the place India clinched a historic silver medal. In the next yr, she was named goalkeeper of the match within the 4 Nations Junior Women Invitational in Dublin and was fast-tracked to the senior squad.
Bichu now has to compete with seasoned campaigners reminiscent of Savita Punia and Rajani Etimarpu for a spot within the Indian workforce. But the 20-year-old from Manipur is calm about her position with the senior workforce and is relishing coaching alongside her seniors.
“Savita didi and Rajani didi assist me so much,” Bichu mentioned. “I strategy them with my doubts and are more than pleased to assist me out. Even they ask me about their weaknesses, and how they will go about correcting them regardless of me being new on the senior stage. They deal with me like a pal…or like a sister. They’ve given me numerous love and I respect them so much.”
Part of the Core Probable Group that’s coaching for the Olympic Games, Bichu understands this can be a nice alternative for her to make an impression and imbibe the qualities it takes to be a standout goalkeeper.
“I get actually excited simply excited about the Olympics. Because it is such an enormous match, I’ve to work tougher. I’m attempting to soak up all the recommendation my seniors and coaches have been giving me,” she said.