Manpreet Singh said India will leave no stone unturned to end their medal drought at the Olympics.© Twitter
Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh has said they will leave no stone unturned to end their four decade-long medal drought at the Olympics. Manpreet said if the team does manages to win a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, it will be dedicated to “the doctors and frontline workers who have worked tirelessly to heal our country through these tough times”. Manpreet is determined to pay tribute to the country’s frontline workers by finishing on the podium at the Tokyo Games to be held from July 23 to August 8.
“As we work hard towards the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, we promise to fight all odds to win a medal for India,” he said.
“And if we do get a medal, we would like to dedicate it to the true heroes of our country — the doctors and frontline workers who have worked tirelessly to heal our country through these tough times and saved millions of lives. Thank you, Jai Hind,” added Manpreet in a video released by Hockey India.
India have won eight Olympic gold medals in the past but their last top finish came way back in 1980 Moscow Games.
The skipper is delighted with the commitment and dedication being shown by each and every player in the ongoing selection trials at the SAI Bengaluru centre.
“Everyone is pushing each other to give their best shot,” said Manpreet.
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