He played an instrumental role in India’s backline in recently concluded Tokyo Olympics
Amit Rohidas played an instrumental role in India's backline as well as PC defending in the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik provides cash awards of Rs 2.5 crore each to Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas, and of Rs 50 lakh each to Deep Grace Ekka and Namita Toppo.
Birendra Lakra, the vice-captain of the men’s team, and Deep Grace Ekka, the vice-captain of the women’s team, presented team jerseys with signatures of all the team members to the Chief Minister
Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra, Deep Grace and Namita Toppo were given a rousing welcome upon their arrival in City
The defender from Sundargarh said while they were extremely disappointed after failing to reach the finals, the resilient Indian team regrouped mentally to secure the bronze against Germany.
Over the past three decades, Sundargarh has produced 64 junior and senior hockey players including six male Olympians but only Amit was witness to history being made at Tokyo.
Amit Rohidas, a lad from Sundargarh, produced a stellar performance in the bronze medal win for India against the mighty Germans.
Amit's daredevilry has forced opponents to change strategies and this has worked wonders for the Indian team, opined Singh.
India need to plug holes in defence against Germany to secure first Olympic hockey medal in 41 years
World no.3 India played into the hands of world champions Belgium with their defence succumbing under relentless pressure from the Red Lions to concede a bulk of penalty corners.
Amit Rohidas got a chance to feature at the 2014 Hockey Men's World League Final, but couldn't cement his place in the team.
Rohidas cemented his place in the senior national team after impressing with his defensive duties in the 2017 Hockey India League.
Rohidas is currently training with the men's senior core group at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre here.