The Tokyo Video games are scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8.
Younger Indian hockey mid-fielder Rajkumar Pal says profitable a gold medal at this 12 months’s Olympics is the last word purpose for the facet and he and his teammates are working relentlessly in direction of ending the 41-year-old drought within the Tokyo Video games.
Erstwhile powerhouse of the sport, India received final of their eight Olympic gold medals within the 1980 Moscow Video games. The Tokyo Video games are scheduled to be held from July 23 to August 8.
“An Olympic gold is the last word purpose for all of us and we have now been placing in great quantity of onerous work to realize our goal on this 12 months’s Olympics,” stated Pal Pal made his debut in opposition to world champions Belgium within the FIH Professional League final 12 months. The 23-year-old is delighted along with his progress up to now with the nationwide workforce and aspires to realize extra for the nation in close to future.
“The best way you begin something could be very essential and due to this fact I actually needed to get off to an excellent begin in my worldwide profession. It was a dream come true for me after I obtained the possibility to stroll on the sphere with the Indian workforce for the match in opposition to Belgium within the FIH Hockey Professional League final 12 months and I’m actually pleased with the way in which issues have panned out for me up to now.
“Then the 2 objectives I scored in opposition to Australia within the FIH Hockey Professional League gave me quite a lot of confidence and I’ve simply seemed to hold ahead the momentum from thereon,” stated the mid-fielder.
Pal added that he’s trying ahead to creating many extra contributions to the Indian workforce’s victories sooner or later.
“It felt nice to contribute to the workforce’s victory with a purpose in opposition to Argentina in our first match of the tour final month. My primary goal is to assist the workforce win in any means I can, and I used to be pleased with the way in which I carried out on our latest tour of Argentina.
“Despite the fact that I haven’t performed too many matches for the Indian senior workforce, I’ve already began to really feel very snug on the highest stage.”