India Announces Hockey Squad For Olympic Games 2024

The Indian team led by Harmanpreet Singh gets a chance to go a step ahead and win the ultimate prize i.e. the gold medal in the upcoming Olympic Games.

Hockey India has announced India’s squad for the Olympic Games 2024 scheduled to be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11. The Indian team led by Hamanpreet Singh gets a chance to go a step ahead and win the ultimate prize i.e. the gold medal in the upcoming Olympic Games scheduled to be held in Paris next month. India won the bronze medal in the 2020 Olympic Games held in Tokyo which was the team’s first Olympic medal since the Moscow Olympic Games held in 1980.

The Team

If we talk about the Indian team that has been selected for the Olympics it comprises a good blend of youth and experience with players like captain Harmanpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh who will be keen to make his debut in the upcoming multination tournament, Amit Rohitdas, and Hardik Singh making the core of the team.

The Pool

India is placed in pool B which also includes the likes of defending champions Belgium, Australia, Argentina, Australia, and Ireland.

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Coach’s Corner

Talking about the team selected for the Olympic Games, Chief Coach Craig Fulton said, “The selection process for the Paris Olympics’ squad was incredibly competitive due to the depth of talent within our ranks, however, I am confident that every player chosen will bring their best to Paris. Each player selected has demonstrated exceptional skill, dedication, and resilience throughout our rigorous preparation phase. Our journey has been marked by unwavering commitment to excellence and a collective drive to elevate Indian hockey on the world stage.”

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Maintaining The Balance

He further said, “This squad embodies a perfect blend of experienced players and promising young talents, giving us the versatility and energy required to tackle the challenges ahead. Our focus has been on building a cohesive team that can adapt to different playing styles and situations, and I believe we have achieved that.”

The squad

Goalkeepers

Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran

Defenders

Jarmanpreet Singh

Amit Rohidas

Harmanpreet Singh

Sumit

Sanjay

Midfielders

Rajkumar Pal

Shamsher Singh

Manpreet Singh

Hardik Singh

Vivek Sagar Prasad

Forwards

Abhishek

Sukhjeet Singh

Lalit Kumar Upadhyay

Mandeep Singh

Gurjant Singh

Alternate Athletes

Nilakanta Sharma

Jugraj Singh

Krishan Bahadur Pathak