Meet 11 students of LPU who are part of the Indian contingent at Tokyo Olympics 2020
All the sportspersons are participating in different games including wrestling, hockey, athletics (javelin throw and sprinting) and Paralympics.Author : Tanvi
In another unbelievable yet significant milestone, the Lovely Professional University (LPU) has given 11 players for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 representing the Indian contingent proudly.
Interestingly, India’s flag bearer and Hockey team (Men) captain Manpreet Singh is also a ‘verto’ (LPU student). Captain Manpreet is pursuing his MBA degree at the Jalandhar-based university.
After giving 11 students for the Tokyo Olympics, LPU has recorded the highest number of students (almost 10%) to ever get selected to any Indian Olympic contingent.
All the sportspersons are participating in different games including wrestling, hockey, athletics (javelin throw and sprinting) and Paralympics.
Meet the 11 students of LPU representing India at Tokyo Olympics 2020:
1. Manpreet Singh: India’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony of grand sports event that happened on Friday and Captain Hockey Team (Men)
2. Bajrang Punia: A wrestler, pursuing MA in Public Administration
3. Nishad Kumar: A Para-Athlete, studying BA, picked for Paralympics High Jump
4. Neeraj Chopra: Indian track and field athlete and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) in Indian Army, an alumnus, has been selected for Javelin Throw
5. Amoj Jacob: A sprinter, specializing in the 400 meters and the 800 meters will take part in the 4x400 Mt Relay Race (Men). He has done B.P.Ed
Pertinently, seven players of the Men’s Hockey Team including Captain Manpreet Singh, Rupinderpal Singh (MBA), Harmanpreet Singh (MBA), Mandeep Singh (BA), Shamsher Singh (MBA), Dilpreet Singh (BA), and Varun Kumar (MBA) are part of the Tokyo Olympics.
Chancellor, Lovely Professional University, Ashok Mittal said, “We congratulate all our students for making it to the Indian contingent for Tokyo Olympics, and elated too that they are presently representing the country. “
“We indeed feel proud that near 10% of the Indian Olympic participants are LPU students. The entire LPU community along with the nation is praying that they win medals at the Olympics and make us even more proud,” added Chancellor.
Mr. Mittal further added, “At LPU, we have been investing extensively in building world-class sports infrastructure and hiring top trainers to ensure our students bring laurels to the country. The efforts have started to show results now with several of our students winning national and international competitions over the last few years.”
“We are confident that many more students will follow the
path of superstars like Manju Rani, Unnati Sharma, Amoj, Neeraj and Nishad and
make us proud in the years to come”, added the Chancellor.