The last time the Olympics happened in Tokyo, Harbinder Singh realised his dream of winning a gold and the former Indian hockey center-forward is hoping that Manpreet Singh and his men will recreate history when the Japanese city hosts the Games next year.
Indian hockey has a rich history in the Olympics, having won an unprecedented eight gold medals, besides one silver and two bronze medals.
But India’s last success at the quadrennial event came 40 years ago in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, where it won the last of its eight gold medals.
Singh, who also won bronze medals at the 1968 Mexico games and the 1972 Munich Games apart from the coveted gold at the 1964 Games, said next year’s Olympics is an opportunity for the Indian team to again achieve the highest honour.
“Now after more than half a century, the Olympics is again taking place in Tokyo where I saw my dream come true with…