Need to peak at right time to make history in Tokyo: Hockey player Nilakanta Sharma

BENGALURU: Midfielder Nilakanta Sharma is confident about the Indian men’s hockey team rewriting history at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, saying the side needs to peak at the right time to be able to break its four decade-long medal drought.
India have won eight gold medals in the past, but their last top finish came way back in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
“Everyone is confident about their respective games and if we play to our full potential, we can certainly make history in the Tokyo Olympics. It’s all about peaking at the right time and that will be our main focus once the Olympics is underway,” said Nilakanta, who is a vital cog in India’s midfield alongside skipper Manpreet Singh.
By his own admission, the Manipuri player said he is a big fan of Manpreet from whom he has learnt a lot.

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