"If you take out 30 minutes in the day to exercise your body will remain fit and you can fight a lot of diseases," Manpreet said.
After an eventful 2021 that included Tokyo Olympics, India's top sportspersons face a challenging 2022. Their dreams and aspirations remain as high as ever.
The players have been selected based on their performance at the recently concluded Senior National Championship, Junior Men National Championship and other Hockey India sanctioned domestic events.
A historic bronze-winning show at Tokyo Olympics by the men's team and an outstanding fourth-place finish for the women's team infused fresh life into the game which was in danger of slipping into oblivion.
This is the second time India defeated Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey 2021 having beaten them 3-1 in the group stages. Both Pakistan and India had lost in the semifinals.
India maintained their perfect record against Pakistan in the Asian Champions Trophy hockey 2021 in Dhaka edging past their arch-rivals in a thriller to win bronze. Get here IND vs PAK highlights.
India and Pakistan were the joint defending champions of the Asian Champions Trophy hockey for men but they lost in the semis. Watch IND vs PAK live in Dhaka
Shota Yamada, Raiki Fujishima, Yoshiki Kirishita, Kosei Kawabe and Ryoma Ooka scored the goals for Japan against India in Asian Champions Trophy 2021 semifinal on Tuesday.
Japan took perfect revenge for their group stage drubbing against India in the men's Asian Champions Trophy 2021semifinals. India face Pakistan for bronze medal on Wednesday. Get here highlights of IND vs JPN match.
Defending champions India finished on top of the Asian Champions Trophy table with 10 points ahead of South Korea, Japan and Pakistan. South Korea play Pakistan in another semifinal on Tuesday.
India have already qualified for the Asian Champions Trophy semifinals having won all their three matches so far. India are on top of the table with seven points. The knockouts are on December 21 and 22.
India won a record seven medals at Tokyo 2020. The returns could have been much better if the shooters and archers performed true to their potential. Here are the 10 highlights from India's Tokyo Olympics campaign in 2021.
A clinical India beat Pakistan 3-1 to consolidate their position at the top of the 2021 Men's Asian Champions Trophy competition. Harmanpreet Singh scored a brace. Catch highlights of India vs Pakistan hockey match.
Apart from Dilpreet, Jarmanpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhayay, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Mor and Harmanpreet Singh, all got their names on the scoresheet against Bangladesh in Asian Champions Trophy on Wednesday.
India have selected a relatively younger side for the Asian Champions Trophy leaving as many as eight players from the Tokyo Olympics squad. India have won this tournament thrice since its inception in 2011.
Led by Manpreet Singh, the Indian men’s hockey team will be without eight top players including veteran goalkeeper PR Sreejesh who has been rested. India begin their campaign on December 14 vs Korea.
An unprecedented 12 sportspersons were presented with India's highest sporting honour, the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna.
The Indian men's hockey team will be competing in the Asian Champions Trophy to be held from December 14 to 22 in Dhaka. Besides, India and hosts Bangladesh, Pakistan, Korea, Japan and Malaysia will vie for the top honour.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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