Hope my Olympic bronze will inspire youngsters of Manipur to take up hockey, says Indian Hockey midfielder Nilakanta

Thursday, 16 Sep, 5.36 pm

Indian men's hockey team midfielder Nilakanta Sharma hopes his contribution to the country's bronze medal-winning feat at the Tokyo Olympics will inspire a generation of youngsters from his home state Manipur to take up the sport professionally.

Nilakanta was a vital cog in India's midfield in Tokyo, where the country ended a 41-year-old Olympic medal drought.