The name of Uttarakhand's Vandana Kataria, who scored a hat-trick in the Tokyo Olympics, has been recorded in the pages of history. Vandana of Haridwar gave the team victory by scoring three goals one after the other in the do-or-die match against South Africa. Vandana is the first woman player from India to score a hat-trick in Olympics. Hockey India has also congratulated Vandana for her achievement by tweeting. There is an atmosphere of celebration in her house on this success of Vandana.
Vandana got parents' support in the journey of a hockey
Vandana Kataria's family lives in Roshanabad, Haridwar. After retiring from Haridwar BHEL, Vandana's father started a milk business in Roshanabad. Under his patronage, Vandana Kataria started her hockey journey from Roshanabad. At that time, the local people made fun of her along with the family for this step of Vandana in the village. Father Nahar Singh and mother Soran Devi, regardless of this, helped Vandana at every step to make her dream come true.
Vandana could not reach even for the last glimpse of her father
Even after the death of her father, Vandana Kataria, who is preparing for the Tokyo Olympics in Bangalore, has paid tribute to her father by performing brilliantly in the match against South Africa. Vandana's dream is to pay tribute to her father by winning a medal in the Olympics. Vandana's father passed away on May 30 due to cardiac arrest.
Father's wish was that Vandana should win gold in Olympics
Vandana's father wanted the daughter to be a part of the Olympic gold medal-winning team. To make this father's dream come true, Vandana had dedicated her life to her preparations in the Indian team's camp. During the preparations, he got the news of his father's death. The state of confusion is that on one hand, the mind was saying that with the last glimpse of the father, to go home to bid farewell, on the other hand, the desire to fulfill the father's dream. At such a time, Vandana's brother Pankaj and mother Soran Devi provided support. Mother Soran Devi says that we told Vandana that the purpose for which you are working hard, first fulfill it, father's blessings will always be with you.
There was also a problem in buying hockey kit and stick
In an earlier conversation with Dainik Jagran, Vandana had told that her hockey started from Roshanabad in Haridwar. After this, she started taking hockey training in Haridwar itself. Professionally, his hockey started from Meerut. After this, she reached Lucknow Sports Hostel. Due to the poor financial condition of the house, he used to find it difficult to buy good kits and hockey sticks. There were many occasions when fellow players used to go home during hostel holidays, but due to lack of money, she could not go home. In such a situation, he got a lot of help from coaches Poonam Lata Raj and Vishnuprakash Sharma.