For those familiar with Sreejesh P.R.’s days of struggle at the junior India camps, it will be hard to fathom that he has made his way up so rapidly and will lead the team at the Rio Olympic Games.
Abhinav Bindra finds it extremely hard to “push himself” to compete at the highest stage. The statement coming from India’s only individual gold medallist at the Olympic Games is hard to believe.
In what is a sign of things to come in Indian hockey, goalkeeper Sreejesh P.R., it is learnt, is likely to be handed captaincy duties for the Rio Olympics ahead of regular skipper Sardar Singh.
Two medals in elite FIH world events within a span of eight months is no mean feat and Roelant Oltmans’ wards would march into the Rio Olympics with their heads held high and the opposition aware that
It is ironic that in their bid to turn things around in Rio, the Indian hockey team return to the place where it all went wrong for them four years ago.
Fatigue and proper recovery are components that can make or break a team’s campaign in modern times.
Do not be surprised if you see members of the Indian hockey team dressed in Superman capes or trying simple exercises like threading a needle every alternate afternoon at the SAI Centre in Bengaluru.
The activities are part of psychology sessions in the buildup to the Rio Olympic Games.
On August 11, 2008 in Beijing, Abhinav Bindra scripted a golden chapter in India’s Olympic history, shooting his way to the country’s first individual gold medal.
Rising Pune Supergiants’ Ajinkya Rahane en route to his unbeaten 63 in their IPL-9 match against Delhi Daredevils at the Kotla in New Delhi on Thursday. (Photo: BCCI)