2 LPU students made India beat NZ in hockey match at Tokyo Olympics

Phagwara : Harmanpreet Singh and Rupinderpal Singh, both MBA students of Lovely Professional University, made India beat New Zealand 3-2 in a Pool ‘A’ men’s hockey match at the Tokyo Olympics.

All the three goals were scored by LPU students – Harmanpreet (2 goal) and Rupinderpal (1 goal) – to brace the Indian Team for further successes and carried India into the next round.

The match was played at the Oi Hockey Stadium South Pitch of Tokyo, Japan. Now India is to fight against Australia on July 25. India is in Pool A with Australia (No 1), Argentina (7th), New Zealand (8th), Spain (9th) and hosts Japan (15th).

LPU fraternity rejoiced the win on the rhythms and tunes of a new Olympic song “Abhi To Aur Aage Jaana Hai” specifically designed, conceptualized and recorded by the University. The inspiring melody is composed and sung by LPU students Sadhavi and Shilpa Surroch.

Congratulating all at LPU and the seven member hockey squad from LPU to Indian team, Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal anticipates that LPU students will enable Indian hockey team to reclaim its glorious past of exemplary winnings. He also proudly informed that this time nearly 10 per cent of Indian Olympic contingent comprises LPU students.

In fact, Indian men’s hockey has a rich history by having won the gold eight times in the past. The last of which was won in the Moscow Olympics, 1980. However, with a current world ranking of four, the Indian team is considered to have a bright medal prospect in Tokyo.

Highlighting, 7 players of the Indian Hockey team, including its Captain Manpreet Singh, are students of LPU. In addition, four others are to participate in Javelin Throw, Wrestling, Relay Race and High Jump (Paralympics).

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