Manpreet Singh pledges to dedicate Olympic medal to Corona warrior
After postponing the last year’s Olympics, the International Olympics Committee had announced that now the mega event will be conducted in 2021 and all the athletes are gearing for selection with rigorous practice sessions.
Indian men’s hockey team too is no stranger to tough training and devil spirit. The coaches and the Indian experts have time and again asserted that this year, there is a strong chance of a podium finish at the olympics.
Manpreet Singh the captain of the Indian Hockey Team also seems to be confident and hence in an interview said that if they win a medal at the Olympics then he will dedicate his medal to the corona warriors.
Singh said that the team will leave no stone unturned to win a medal at the Olympics and it will end the four year weight for good. He emphasised that if the team manages to grab a medal at this year’s Olympics then they will dedicate it to the frontline workers who have dedicated their lives to saving lives and are working wirelessly for people.
Tokyo games will be held from July 23 and will continue on August 8, 2021. “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.
A video was released by Hockey India, where he said that they have taken this decision as a team as frontline workers are dedicated to saving the lives of the patients. India has been a strong hockey team in both mens and women’s departments but they have failed to win any Olympics medal in recent years.
The last time they won an Olympic medal was in 1980 in Moscow. The skipper also said that he is really happy with how the video has been shaping and their performance has increased many folds as it could be seen during SAI’s ongoing trials. “Everyone is pushing each other to give their best shot,” said the captain.