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Next Priority for Men’s and Women’s Hockey Teams is Asian Games Gold: Gurbax Singh

Gurbax Singh with his Olympic gold and bronze medals. (Hockey India Photo)

Gurbax Singh together with his Olympic gold and bronze medals. (Hockey India Photo)

Two-time Olympic Games medallist in hockey Gurbux Singh has stated that each the lads’s and girls’s groups ought to now prioritise profitable the Asian Games gold.

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  • Last Updated:September 10, 2021, 15:31 IST
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Two-time Olympic Games medallist in hockey Gurbux Singh has stated that each the lads’s and girls’s groups ought to now prioritise profitable the Asian Games gold with the intention to safe computerized qualification for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. Gurbux, who was a member of the group that gained gold within the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and adopted up by collectively main the aspect to bronze on the 1968 Mexico Olympics, stated that the group had made everybody “proud and completely satisfied” after profitable an Olympic medal after a spot of 41 years.

“The group has made everybody proud and completely satisfied after profitable an Olympic medal after a protracted hole of 41 years. They ought to take pleasure in this second, however understand that we can’t relaxation on our laurels now. Now that the group has discovered success, they may have a goal on their again and different groups will look to push more durable in opposition to India now.

“We have to begin making ready in earnest for the following Olympics and intention to do even higher. The group has to set targets one after the other, starting with the Asian Games (2022 Hangzhou), then the FIH Men’s World Cup, and the 2024 Paris Olympics.”

About the efficiency of the ladies’s group on the Olympics, the place the aspect completed fourth, Gurbux stated, “I’ve adopted their journey carefully, and watched all their matches on the Olympics. They have carried out past expectations, and ought to be very pleased with their efficiency. Beating Australia 1-Zero after which carrying that stage of efficiency into the semifinal and bronze medal match is a superb achievement. They have additionally tasted success, and now they have to prioritise profitable the Asian Games, which isn’t going to be a simple feat.”

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