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Hope Tokyo Olympics is as Memorable for Us as It Was in 1964: Hockey Legend Harbinder Singh

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Harbinder Singh and Manpreet Singh (Picture Credit score: PTI and Twitter) Harbinder Singh was a part of the Indian males’s hockey crew that gained the gold medal at 1964 Olympic Video games in Tokyo. IANS Final Up to […]

Harbinder Singh and Manpreet Singh (Photo Credit: PTI and Twitter)

Harbinder Singh and Manpreet Singh (Picture Credit score: PTI and Twitter)

Harbinder Singh was a part of the Indian males’s hockey crew that gained the gold medal at 1964 Olympic Video games in Tokyo.

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  • Final Up to date: July 24, 2020, 1:24 PM IST

Harbinder Singh, who was a part of India’s gold medal successful crew at 1964 Olympic Video games, is hoping that the present crew led by Manpreet Singh would be capable of do the identical within the Tokyo Video games scheduled to be held subsequent 12 months.

The Tokyo Olympics have been scheduled to be performed this 12 months however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve been postponed until summer time of 2021. Curiously, the Olympic Video games of 1964 have been additionally held in Tokyo the place Indian males’s hockey crew defeated Pakistan 1-Zero within the ultimate to clinch the highest honours.

“Now after greater than half a century, the Olympics is once more going down in Tokyo the place I noticed my dream come true with the Indian crew successful the gold medal,” Harbinder was quoted as saying by Hockey India.

“I really feel it could be an incredible alternative for our crew to repeat this historical past in the identical place by successful a gold medal and make it as memorable because it was for us in 1964,” he added.

Indian males’s hockey crew final gained a gold medal in hockey in 1980 in Moscow Olympics. Since then, they’ve participated in eight Olympic editions however have didn’t make a podium end.

“It’s each hockey fan’s dream to look at India win the very best honour — the Olympic medal. We have now a 12 months to go for the Olympic Video games to begin, and I want all of the gamers and assist employees getting ready for the Tokyo Olympics the easiest. I want they bring about laurels for the nation,” Harbinder stated.


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