Young Indian hockey mid-fielder Rajkumar Pal says successful a gold medal at this yr’s Olympics is the final word objective for the facet and he and his teammates are working relentlessly in direction of ending the 41-year-old drought within the Tokyo Games. Erstwhile powerhouse of the sport, India received final of their eight Olympic gold medals within the 1980 Moscow Games. The Tokyo Games are scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8. “An Olympic gold is the final word objective for all of us and we have now been placing in super quantity of laborious work to attain our goal on this yr’s Olympics,” mentioned Pal Pal made his debut in opposition to world champions Belgium within the FIH Pro League final yr. The 23-year-old is delighted together with his progress to this point with the nationwide staff and aspires to attain extra for the nation in close to future. “The approach you begin something is very essential and subsequently I actually needed to get off to a very good begin in my worldwide profession. It was a dream come true for me once I received the possibility to stroll on the sphere with the Indian staff for the match in opposition to Belgium within the FIH Hockey Pro League final yr and I’m actually proud of the way in which issues have panned out for me to this point. “Then the 2 targets I scored in opposition to Australia within the FIH Hockey Pro League gave me rather a lot of confidence and I’ve simply appeared to hold ahead the momentum from thereon,” mentioned the mid-fielder.
Pal added that he is wanting ahead to creating many extra contributions to the Indian staff’s victories sooner or later. “It felt nice to contribute to the staff’s victory with a objective in opposition to Argentina in our first match of the tour final month. My principal goal is to assist the staff win in any approach I can, and I used to be proud of the way in which I carried out on our latest tour of Argentina. “Even although I haven’t performed too many matches for the Indian senior staff, I’ve already began to really feel very snug on the highest degree.”
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