Bengaluru: India men’s hockey skipper Manpreet Singh has decided to dedicate the Tokyo Olympics medal to the frontline workers who are risking their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. India are placed in Group A and will begin their campaign against New Zealand on July 24.
Indian are currently ranked fourth in the world and have displayed superb form in 2021 winning six matches out of 10. Coming to international action after almost a year, India were unbeaten in the European tour before putting up a strong show in the FIH Pro League matches against Argentina.
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With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading worldwide and interrupting human life, the country has witnessed countless COVID warriors risking their lives regularly. With no spared endeavor to fight the fast-spreading virus, these workers deserve much more than they are getting.
“We promise to fight all odds to win a medal for India. And if we do get a medal, we would like to dedicate it to the true superheroes of India – the doctors and frontline COVID workers who have been working tirelessly to heal our country through these tough times,” said Manpreet Singh.
With less than 40 days enduring, India are ready to irrigate on the 41 years of medal drought and bring the country to the top of the world. The last time India won an Olympic medal was in 1980 Moscow Games – a gold.
Relying on the strategy of attack, Manpreet is optimistic about the dedication of the team. He said it’s really proud for each player and their dedication to the team. “Representing India for the Olympics is a huge honour and more of a dream for every player. Everyone in the team is pushing each other to give their best shot,” said Manpreet.