Tokyo Olympics: Will dedicate medal to COVID warriors, says Manpreet
Bengaluru, Jun 14 (UNI) Indian men’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh has said that his side will leave no stone unturned to win the medal at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and has vowed to dedicate the achievement to the country’s COVID warriors.
With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting human life around the world, countless frontline workers risked their lives for the sake of others and spared no effort in fighting the deadly virus.
As a token of gratitude to COVID warriors, Manpreet has vowed to fight all the odds to finishing on the podium at the Olympics, to be held from July 23 to August 8, and dedicate it to the frontline workers of the country.
“As we work hard towards the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 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 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,” said 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.
With less than 40 days remaining for the Tokyo Olympic Games, the World No 4 side continues to give their best in their training at SAI Centre, Bengaluru.
Skipper Manpreet said that he is proud of his team with the kind of dedication they have been showing in the ongoing selection trials.
“I am really proud to witness the kind of dedication each one of us have been showing during the trials. Representing India at the Olympics is a huge honour and a dream for every athlete. Everyone is pushing each other to give their best shot,” he said.