18/05/2022

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Tokyo Games: Shivendra Singh Says Indian Hockey Team One Of The Contenders For Olympic Medal

The Indian men’s hockey squad for Tokyo Olympics.© Instagram


The Indian hockey crew is at this time 1 of the fittest in the planet and will be a prime contender at the Tokyo Olympics, thinks previous centre-forward and latest assistant coach Shivendra Singh. “Our target is on the in general pace, sharpness, ability, and agility of the crew to ensure that they get there in Tokyo in peak ailment,” Singh, who was component of the 2010 Commonwealth Online games silver profitable crew, stated in a release issued by Hockey India. “We are operating on focussed schooling drills for the gamers depending on their positions. The strikers are operating completely on what they have to do within the ‘D’.”

“I believe in the qualities of these gamers and I am self-confident that they are 1 of the fittest groups in the planet if not the fittest. We are 1 of the contenders for an Olympic medal for confident.”

Singh stated it took him some time to regulate to the new part of a coach but he is relishing the responsibility now.

“I felt awkward initially as a coach as I had been a player in the crew for so long, but it only took me a week to settle into my new part,” stated the 38-12 months-aged from Gwalior, who was component of the Indian crew that had gained the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 2010.

“The rest of the coaching staff and gamers manufactured me come to feel welcome. I get pleasure from my work so much now that I come to feel like spending most of my time on the schooling ground by itself.”

Singh, who is involved in analysing and evaluating the team’s details from schooling and matches, credited the part of chief coach Graham Reid in his personal advancement as a coach.

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“Graham has a incredibly calm persona and he normally adopts a crew-initial solution in his coaching. He entails the whole coaching staff and has the quality of preserving togetherness in the team,” stated the previous Indian forward.

“He helps make confident no member feels still left out as he never hesitates to inquire his staff for inputs that will assistance the crew get greater.”

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