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    Namita Chandel is training hard to become the first Indian woman to qualify for canoeing at 2020 Olympics

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    She is training for Japan Games later in the year.

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    Namita is hoping to become the first woman from the country to qualify for the women's canoeing event at the Japan Games.
    The coming months are set to be very vital for Namita Chandel, canoeing and kayaking player from India. The Asian Championships in March, in Thailand will be a make or break for her. She told ET Panache a few weeks ago, "I need to work really hard as there is very little time left for the Olympics. I have been in Hungary for the past four months. Next, there is a national camp that is happening and after that, we will go and train abroad. The Asian Championship is the Olympic qualification for me. I need to win a medal there and qualify."
    The young woman has been working really hard on her fitness and is trying to get her A game on.Agencies
    The young woman has been working really hard on her fitness and is trying to get her A game on.

    The young woman has been working really hard on her fitness and is trying to get her A game on. The Japan Olympics will have canoeing for the first time for women. Chandel is hoping to make history and become the first Indian woman to qualify.

    "I am training to improve my speed work. It is a movement away from the long workout that I normally do. There is also endurance work that I am focusing on. There is also gym work, long distance workout that I have to do to improve my game on the whole. Physical fitness, endurance workout and boat fitness are all different but important parts of my training. In the boat - speed and strength is important," she explained.

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    Rahul403 days ago
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