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HIGHLIGHTS

  • India won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, their first hockey medal at the Games in 41 years
  • They beat Germany 5-4 in a remarkable bronze medal match
  • Shamsher said that the team will give its all in the big competitions

India men’s hockey forward Shamsher Singh said on Monday that the team is looking to climb to the top of the international rankings. The team won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, thus ending a 41-year drought for Indian hockey at the Games.

“We still have a lot of targets to achieve as a team. We have ticked off the target of winning an Olympic medal but we have been striving to be the best side in the world in the last few years,” Shamsher was quoted as saying in a Hockey India release.

“We are going to give everything we have in every match we play in the future, especially in big tournaments such as the FIH Hockey Pro League. We are confident that if we keep improving match by match, then one day we will surely be the world number 1 team,” he added.

India came up with an inspired performance in Tokyo, where they beat Germany 5-4 to win bronze. Shamsher said the Tokyo Olympics will always hold a special place.

“I am so lucky to be part of an Olympic bronze medal-winning team at such an early stage of my career. I also know that this is just the beginning for us as a team,” he said.

“We have the belief that we can do even better in the future and we are going to work towards our goals in the upcoming years.”

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