25/05/2022

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Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medallist Birendra Lakra Announces Retirement From International Hockey

Birendra Lakra was section of India’s bronze medal-profitable aspect in the Tokyo Olympics.© Instagram

Olympic bronze medal-profitable Indian hockey star Birendra Lakra on Thursday declared that he is quitting the recreation with quick effect, hrs after his teammate Rupinder Pal Singh declared his retirement. Lakra’s retirement was declared by Hockey India on its formal twitter deal with. “A sound defender and one of the most influential Indian Men’s Hockey Crew figures, the Odisha star has declared his retirement from the Indian national workforce. Joyful Retirement, Birendra Lakra,” Hi tweeted.

The 31-12 months-previous Lakra, a defender, was section of India’s bronze medal-profitable aspect in the Tokyo Olympics.

He was also section of the 2014 gold medal-profitable Incheon Asian Games workforce and the aspect that claimed bronze in 2018 Jakarta.

Hours earlier, Lakra’s teammate drag-flicker Rupinder, who played a starring role in the historic bronze-profitable Tokyo Olympics campaign, declared his shock international retirement “to make way for children”.

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