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SINGH Manpreet Name SINGH Manpreet
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 26 JUN 1992
Residence Gender Male
Height 166 cm Weight 69 kg
Discipline Hockey

Hockey

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Results Score Opponent
27 SEP 2014 17 : 00 Men's Pool B Match 10 Win 2 - 0 CHN - China CHN
25 SEP 2014 17 : 00 Men's Pool B Match 8 Lose 1 - 2 PAK - Pakistan PAK
23 SEP 2014 17 : 00 Men's Pool B Match 6 Win 7 - 0 OMA - Oman OMA

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocation
Olympic Games
12Men2012London, GBR
World Cup
9Men2014The Hague, NED
Champions Trophy
4Men2012Melbourne, VIC, AUS
Asia Cup
2Men2013Ipoh, MAS
World League
6Men2014
Commonwealth Games
2Men2014Glasgow, GBR
Junior World Cup
10Men2013India

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname Korean 7 [because he liked a Korean girl when he was a child and the number seven is his lucky charm]. (ranchirhinos.com, 25 Jan 2014)
Hobbies Football, cars, motorcycles, watching movies, playing computer games. (ranchirhinos.com, 25 Jan 2014)
Occupation Athlete, Bank Employee
Spouse & Children Partner Illi Najwa Siddique
Languages Spoken English
Club Indian Overseas Bank [IOB], India
Coach M. Arif Ahmed Farhath [club]; Terry Walsh [national], AUS (sports.ndtv.com, 14 Mar 2014; thehindu.com, 06 Nov 2013)
Position / Style Midfield (thehindu.com, 04 Mar 2014)
Plays Right (indianexpress.com, 06 Mar 2012)
Sporting / famous Relatives His older brothers Amandeep and Sukhraj represented Punjab in hockey at the Indian national championships. (stick2hockey.com, 08 Jul 2012)
International debut 2011 for India (ranchirhinos.com, 25 Jan 2014)
Injuries In 2009 a knee injury kept him out of competitive action for nearly a year. (dailypioneer.com, 20 Oct 2013; stick2hockey.com, 08 Jul 2012)
Additional Information National League
Chennai Hockey Association Super Six League (thehindu.com, 06 Nov 2013)

Start of sporting career
He began playing hockey at age 12. (sports.ndtv.com, 20 Jul 2012)

Reason for taking up this sport
His two older brothers Amandeep and Sukhraj were both hockey players, so he naturally followed them into the sport. (ranchirhinos.com, 25 Jan 2014)

Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Outside of sport he would like to run his own family business. (asianage.com, 05 Dec 2013; ibnlive.in.com, 01 Oct 2013; thestar.com.my, 27 Sep 2013)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Being selected for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and winning the 2013 Hockey India League [HIL] with Ranchi Rhinos. (ranchirhinos.com, 25 Jan 2014)

Hero
German hockey player Moritz Furste, Indian actor Salman Khan, Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, English footballer David Beckham. (Twitter profile, 22 Mar 2014; ranchirhinos.com, 25 Jan 2014; asianage.com, 05 Dec 2013)

Most influential person in career
His family, and his first coach Sir Surjit Singh. (ranchirhinos.com, 25 Jan 2014)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hockey is six letters of the alphabet, but to me it is all 26." (ranchirhinos.com, 25 Jan 2014)

Awards
He was named Asia's Junior Male Player of the Year in 2014. (india.com, 24 Sep 2014)

He has captained the Indian junior hockey team. (dnaindia.com, 03 Sep 2013)

General
OCCUPATION
He works as a bank officer at Indian Overseas Bank in Chennai, India. (sunday-guardian.com, 01 Feb 2014)

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