The Olympics begin on Friday in the Japanese capital, Takeya. A 121 member team is participating from India in this. These include two players from MP. In 124 years, India has so far won 28 medals including 9 gold, 7 silver and 12 bronze. The maximum number of medals (8 gold, one silver and two bronze) have come in hockey. In these 11 medals, MP’s contribution has been in winning 4 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze.
That is, in the population of 7.50 crores of MP, there are only 7 players who have Olympic medals. Among them there are 6 from Bhopal, in which there is also a father-son duo. Of these, now two medalist players are alive. Who has again claimed to win a medal in hockey.
Now the game of running and passing is left, so the chances are high
Inam ur Rahman, a member of the 1968 bronze medalist hockey team, is 78 years old. They say that hockey is not a game of quality and skill. It’s just a running-passing game. Our boys fit in this. Grip has also been formed on his turf, so I can say that if the day is good, he will win only after winning a medal.
Indian hockey team can beat drought after 1980
Aslam Sher Khan (67) is such an Olympic medalist son of the state, whose father Ahmed Sher Khan also has an Olympic medal in his name. Ahmed Sher Khan was a member of the hockey team of 1936. Aslam says that many teams did not come to the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The situation is still the same. Hockey team can beat the drought after 1980 again.
There are only three such pairs of father and son in the country who have won medals in the Olympics.
These include Major Dhyan Chand – son of Ashek Dhyan Chand, Ahmed Sher Khan – son of Aslam Sher Khan and Wes Paes – son of Leander Paes. Leander won bronze in tennis, while his father won bronze in hockey. The rest of the donations are from hockey only.