India’s last success at Olympics came 40 years ago in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, where they won the last of their eight gold medals.

Former captain Sardar Singh says his sole regret in an otherwise illustrious career is not winning an Olympic medal for his country. However, he feels the current team under Manpreet Singh has the potential to break the four-decade-old jinx in Tokyo next year.

“My journey in hockey has been rather satisfying because I was part of that era which saw a resurgence. We came a long way from finishing last at the London Olympics in 2012 to being ranked No 6 in the world when I hung up my boots in 2018,” said Sardar.

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