Having encountered both success and failure from close quarters in a career spanning 14 years, national team goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh believes a “much-improved” India has the potential to break its Olympic medal jinx in Tokyo next year.

The Indian men’s hockey team has a rich Olympic history, winning an unprecedented eight gold besides a silver and two bronze medals.

India’s last success at the quadrennial sporting extravaganza, though, came 40 years ago in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, where it won the last of its eight gold medals.

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However, Sreejesh feels that Indian hockey has progressed by leaps and bounds in recent times.

“I feel like there is not much of a difference now, we have shown that in our FIH Pro League matches earlier this year, that we can beat anyone, and not just beat, but also…

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