Five Players Who Will Make Their Debut In Paris Olympics

India have announced their squad for the Olympics. In this article, we will look at the five players who will be making their Olympic debut in the Paris.

Paris Olympics 2024 is just a few days away and the Indian team is not leaving any opportunity to prepare themselves for the biggest multi-sporting event in the world across various sports that will feature in the Paris Olympics 2024. Following this Hockey India had also announced India’s squad for the Olympics a couple of days back. In this article, we will look at the five players who will be making their Olympic debut in the Paris Olympics 2024.

Five Players Who Will Make Their Debut In Paris Olympics

Jarmanpreet Singh

Jarmanpreet Singh who made his international,l debut in the year 2018 is all set to make his Olympic debut in the upcoming Olympic Games scheduled to start from July 26 in Paris. When asked about the readiness of the team for the Olympic Games Jarman said that the team is committed to one goal and will give their best to achieve it. 

In the words of Jarman “The whole team is pulling in the same direction, and I feel we are in good rhythm. It would be a matter of great pride for me and my family if I play in my first Olympic Games at the Paris 2024 Olympics—a dream come true. If I do get selected, my aim would still be to give my hundred percent for the team, as the team always comes first.”

Sanjay

After an impressive show in the Junior Hockey World Cup, the path for Sanjay to make his senior team debut seemed to have cleared which coincided with the retirement of corner specialist Rupindar Pal. But as they say, good things take time so has to Sanjay for his opportunity due to the amount of fierce that was on show for a place in the Indian team. 

It was not until the change in India’s head coach after the 2023 Hockey World Cup debacle which saw the arrival of Creg Fulton that Sanjay was selected in the main team for the Europe leg of the FIH Pro League and he hasn’t looked back since then.

 

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Sukhjeet Singh

Sukhjeet Singh who has made a name for himself as one of India’s reliable forwards since making his debut for the country in the 2021-22 season of the FIH Pro League has been a vital part of the team in many major tournaments like the Asian Games, Hockey World Cup 2023 and Asian Champions Trophy 2023 held in Chemmai.

Sukhjeet emphasizes the role of his father in shaping him as a player and supporting him during his low phase. Sukhijeet was introduced to the game of Hockey when he was four years old by his father who gave him a hockey stick.

Sukhjeet will represent India in his first Olympic games in Paris.

Raj Kumar Pal

Raj Kumar Pal who patrols the minefield for India on the turf is all set to make his Olympic Debut For India in Paris this year. Raj Kumar has delivered some solid performances for India since making his senior team debut in the year 2020. Talking after making his debut against Belgium Raj Kumar said “The way you start anything is very crucial and therefore I really wanted to get off to a good start in my international career. It was a dream come true for me when I got the chance to walk on the field with the Indian team for the match against Belgium in the FIH Hockey Pro League last year and I am really happy with the way things have panned out for me so far.”

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Abhishek

Know for his indiscipline as a child Abhishek has become a crucial part of the team since making his international debut for India in the FIH Pro League last season. Since then he has been a regular feature of the Indian team. Abhishek has also got ascar on his left hand which extends to his forearm which is a sign of how undisciplined he was as a child.

Talking about the incident which led to the scar Abhishek said before CWG 2022. “Once during practice, our coach hadn’t arrived yet. Next to our ground, there was a jamun tree and we were plucking fruits. The wall next to it had glasses and barbed wire on the top and I fell and cut my hand on a piece of glass. I was scared my family wouldn’t even let me play hockey after that.” during an interaction before CWG 2022.