Tokyo Olympics 2020, 5th Aug 2021.
The last few seconds of the bronze-medal match was not for the faint-hearted. Just as well that I wasn’t seeing it live. Carrying 1.3 billion dreams, and making them come true!
When people say that winning and losing doesn’t matter, it’s not quite real. Of course playing the game in the right spirit is important, but not making it to the podium is heart-breaking, especially when it is by a whisker. (Germany, I know how it feels!) Every athlete has the dream of getting a medal around the neck, and when achieved it is so fulfilling!
Congrats to the bronze medal team:
P.R. Sreejesh, Manpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Mandeep Singh – from the 2016 Rio Olympic squad; Birendra Lakra – missed Rio due to injury; Amit Rohidas, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit, Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay – Olympic debut
Watched the highlights without my nerves getting wracked, and collected a whole lot of memories and other emotions from the match, to keep.
All pictures from social media.