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India Have Good Likelihood to Win Olympic Gold Medal in Tokyo: Bharat Chetri

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Indian males’s hockey staff (Photograph Credit score: @TheHockeyIndia) Former India goalkeeper Bharat Chetri believes Manpreet Singh and his males can break the four-decade-old jinx within the Tokyo Summer time Video games to be held subsequent 12 months. PTI […]


Indian men's hockey team (Photo Credit: @TheHockeyIndia)

Indian males’s hockey staff (Photograph Credit score: @TheHockeyIndia)

Former India goalkeeper Bharat Chetri believes Manpreet Singh and his males can break the four-decade-old jinx within the Tokyo Summer time Video games to be held subsequent 12 months.

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  • Final Up to date: July 21, 2020, 3:04 PM IST

His dream of profitable an Olympic medal unfulfilled, former India hockey goalkeeper Bharat Chetri believes Manpreet Singh and his males can break the four-decade-old jinx within the Tokyo Summer time Video games to be held subsequent 12 months.

Indian hockey has a wealthy historical past within the Olympics, having gained an unprecedented eight gold medals, in addition to one silver and two bronze medals.

However India’s final success on the quadrennial occasion got here 40 years in the past within the 1980 Moscow Olympics, the place they gained the final of their eight gold medals.

Chetri, who was a part of the Indian staff that completed final in 2012 London Olympics, stated it’s his perception that the previous masters of the sport can obtain one thing massive in Tokyo.

”The youthful Bharat would have stated that my dream was to win medals on the Olympics, however the older Bharat, as a fan of Indian hockey, simply needs to see the staff win medals for our nation on the Tokyo Olympic Video games,” Chetri was quoted as saying by Hockey India in a launch.

”It’s not only a dream, it’s a perception, which I’ve seen in our present gamers additionally in the course of the occasions that I’ve spent with them because the goalkeeping or assistant coach.

”I feel the expertise that we have now in our ranks, together with the highest health ranges, we actually have probability to carry out at our greatest below the steering of each the respective chief coaches.”

The previous captain stated India has made important enchancment in all departments of the sport for the reason that final place end in London and it’s clearly evident from the world rankings the place the eight-time Olympic champions are at the moment positioned at fourth spot.

”However over the previous eight years for the reason that London Olympics, I feel there was appreciable enchancment in our recreation, and the credit score for that additionally must go to all of the gamers and coaches who’ve been contain,” he stated.

”And in addition Hockey India for doing an amazing job in offering the most effective services and infrastructure to its athletes to coach and keep in the course of the nationwide camps.

”I feel as a younger participant, if you see the form of significance {that a} nationwide staff will get from its followers and the federation as nicely, it is extremely motivating,” he added.


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