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Update No changes in target, we remain focused on Olympics: Akashdeep Singh

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The postponement of the Tokyo Olympics by a year has not led to any changes in the Indian men's hockey team's targets for the marquee event, according to forward Akashdeep Singh. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the Olympics to be postponed from its original start date July 24 this year to July 23, 2021.

The pandemic has shown no signs of stemming since and experts have expressed doubts over whether the Olympics can be held next year too if there are no vaccinations available by that time.

"For us there are no changes in the target. We have to improve ourselves as much as possible and win a medal at the Olympics. In the lockdown, we all got to know each other a lot. We never spent so much time with each other like this. Whether it be seniors or juniors, we were all telling ourselves that this one year will go and we just need to keep ourselves focussed on the task at hand," the 25-year-old Akashdeep told IANS.

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