Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, August 2
“I have still not spoken with Gurjit. I want her to concentrate on her next matches. Main te keha hai ki hun final khedke hi gall karange,” an elated Satnam Singh, father of quarterfinals match-winner Gurjit Kaur, said today.
A farmer by profession, Satnam Singh could not watch the match and came to know of the win only when he started receiving calls from relatives and journalists. He said he also used to play hockey but never played professionally, but never thought his daughter would make it to the Olympics.
Pardeep Kaur, elder sister of Gurjit, is a hockey coach at Sansarpur. “Since childhood I have not seen her interested in anything other than sports,” said Pardeep.
Gurjit studied in Jalandhar for two years after she completed her 12th. Talking about her sister, Pardeep said she talked to Gurjit early in the morning and wished her good luck. “I don’t have the words to explain how proud I am to see my little sister achieving this position,” she said.
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