MANPREET SINGH

Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 26th June 1992
Place of Birth: Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Height: 1.66 m
Position: Halfback
Major Teams: Indian National Team, Hockey India League - Ranchi Rays, Local Club - Punjab and Indian Overseas Bank
Last Updated on: 3rd June

Biography

Early Life

Inspiration is what matters when a person decides to succeed and that inspiration can come from anywhere. Watching his brother win prizes, the attraction Manpreet had for hockey increased ever after.

He even escaped from the room in which his mother had locked him in order to stop him from playing hockey.

Rs 500 cash prize was something that changed the fortunes of Manpreet as his parents decided to support him in the field of Hockey.

He then started training at the Surjit Hockey Academy in 2005.

Career

He first represented India in the junior team.

He was the captain of the Junior Team which won the Gold Medal in 2013 Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup.

In 2014 he was given with the title Junior Player of the Year by Asian Hockey Federation.

A True Warrior

On 6 April 2016, Manpreet was shocked by the news of his father’s demise, just few hours before the game against Japan. He played that match and went back to his hometown for his father’s final rituals missing the next match. Probably the worst news of his life didn’t stop him from representing India once again just after few days of this incident. Manpreet was determined to ensure that his father’s dream of him representing the nation at top level does not fail.

Indian Captain

On 18 May 2017, Manpreet took over the captaincy of India and has been quite successful after that as a captain.

He his also the winner of the Arjun Award for his contribution in sports.

Career Highlights

Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
GoldSilverBronze
Asian GamesCommonwealth GamesAsian Games
Incheon 2014Glasgow 2014Jakarta 2018
Asia CupChampions Trophy
Dhaka 2017 Breda 2018
London 2016
Asia Cup
Ipoh 2013
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