Hardik Singh
Singh in August 2022
Personal information
Born (1998-09-23) 23 September 1998 (age 25)
Khusropur, Jalandhar district,
Punjab, India[1]
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Indian Oil Corporation
Senior career
Years Team
Petroleum Sports Promotion Board
Indian Oil Corporation
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 India U21 4 (0)
2018– India 114 (9)
Medal record
Men's field hockey
Representing  India
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo Team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2022 Hangzhou Team
Asian Champions Trophy
Gold medal – first place 2018 Muscat
Gold medal – first place 2023 Chennai
Bronze medal – third place 2021 Dhaka
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2022 Birmingham Team

Hardik Singh (born 23 September 1998) is an Indian field hockey player who plays as a midfielder for the Indian national team.[3]

International career

After becoming the vice-captain of the Indian junior team, he made his senior international debut at the 2018 Asian Men's Hockey Champions Trophy and was part of India's squad at the 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup and 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup.[citation needed] Finally he won gold medal in 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou.[4]

Personal life

Singh's father Varinderpreet Singh Ray, who works as a police officer, played for India, and grandfather Preetam Singh Ray was a hockey coach with the Indian Navy.[5] He regards his paternal uncle and former Indian drag-flicker Jugraj Singh as his mentor.[1] His aunt Rajbir Kaur also played internationally for India while her husband Gurmail Singh participated in the 1980 Summer Olympics where India won the gold medal.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b Sahni, Jaspreet (21 November 2018). "Hockey World Cup: Hardik Singh - From ball boy to World Cup". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  2. ^ "SINGH Hardik". www.worldcup2018.hockey. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ "HARDIK SINGH". hockeyindia.org. Hockey India. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  4. ^ "Asian Games Results". 2022 Asian Games, Hangzhou. Retrieved 6 October 2023.
  5. ^ Das, Tanmay (1 December 2018). "Hockey World Cup: 'Home' support for Hardik Singh". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Vice-captain Hardik Singh is fifth in family to win laurels in hockey". The Tribune. 1 October 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2019.