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The year 2016 has been kind to 20-year-old Harmanpreet Singh, and the defender hopes to cap off what has been an eventful year with a good finish for India at the junior World Cup in Lucknow, ahead of the quarterfinal against Spain on Thursday. Custom Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys .Blooded into the junior team in 2014 -- he fondly remembers how India won their first match in Johor Bahru against New Zealand when he put on the India jersey for the first time -- his consistent performances over the next couple of years saw him fast-tracked into the senior Indian setup, and he responded with consistent performances at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia and the Champions Trophy in London, where his performances helped India win silver, and earned him the applause of hockey experts around the world and also the best junior player of the tournament award. His good run of form took him to the Olympics, where Indias campaign started brightly but ended at the quarters.Whenever you take things lightly in hockey, you can slip up. In hockey, there is no team that is good or bad; we just tend to label them in our mind, Harmanpreet told ESPN in the lead up to the junior World Cup. You learn as you play that you cannot take any team lightly. What you have to do is stick to your basics, and the structure that works for you.Harmanpreet has added a lot of variety to that structure, with his ability to play as a deep defender and also attack from either flank. What has set him apart from his peers, and no doubt helped his elevation to the senior level is his ability to score off penalty corners. In his early years as a hockey player, at the Punjab University academy in Ludhiana, he never paid attention to this key aspect of modern hockey. It took a switch to the Surjit Hockey academy in Jalandhar and a chance meeting with two senior trainees who were regulars at India camps that brought him down that route.When I went to the Surjit academy, it was Gaganpreet Singh and Simranjeet Singh who guided me and asked me to try out taking drag-flicks. They have helped me a lot, said Harmanpreet, while acknowledging how that initiation has converted into a specialisation thanks to his teammates for the Indian team, VR Raghunath and Rupinder Pal Singh. Drag flicking came easy at the domestic level, but once you get into the India fold you have to give extra time to practising your drag flicks, and in that Raghubhai and Rupinderbhai helped me a lot. I would go up to them and sometimes they would come to me and point something out.Harmanpreet, who will know next month if he becomes the first Indian to win the FIH Rising Star of the Year award for mens hockey, put the Indian junior teams recent string of good performances down to their improved fitness levels.All the players will tell you that they dont enjoy the running, but the plus point is that if you train properly, then it makes the game easy. Fitness hai toh sab kuch hai (you can only play well as long as you are fit).Harmanpreet has already scored two of Indias 11 goals as they topped Pool D to set up a last-eight clash against Spain, and the confidence in how far this team might go came out when he talked about his teams greatest strength.As a team, we help each other and stay together. We are a very fit team and we have worked really hard. We have had camps, toured Spain and Australia and played a number of good games. We are combining well and whenever we play a team, anybody coming into the team knows exactly what they need to do. Vlade Divac Jersey . Zvonareva, who won the tournament in 2009 and 10, couldnt handle her opponents big groundstrokes in only her third event back after 17 months out with a shoulder injury. Zvonareva made her comeback in January in Shenzhen and played in the Australian Open but lost her first matches at both tournaments. Jerry West Lakers Jersey . "I wrote 36 on my sheet at the beginning of the game," the Cincinnati coach said, referring the yard line the ball would need to be snapped from. . 31, the CFL club announced Monday. The team also has yet to decide on the future of Doug Berry, who began the season as a consultant to the head coach but took over the offensive co-ordinators duties in July. SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France -- Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin, a favorite for gold in the Olympic time trial, abandoned the Tour de France in tears Friday after injuring his left wrist in a fall two stages from the end of the race.At the beginning of the biggest climb in Stage 19, Dumoulin appeared to make contact with other riders and hit the pavement hard as his right foot remained stuck in his pedal.The Tours medical team said Dumoulin had severe pain in his wrist and he was taken for X-rays. The scans revealed a suspected fracture in his left radius, Dumoulins Giant-Alpecin said.Now scan at hospital and full check-up, the team said.Dumoulin won ttwo stages in this Tour, taking the ninth leg with a solo breakaway through a hailstorm on a mountaintop finish in Andorra and dominating the races longest time trial in Stage 13. Wilt Chamberlain Lakers Jersey. e also finished second to overall leader Chris Froome in Thursdays mountain time trial.The Team Giant-Alpecin rider was in 44th overall, more than 90 minutes behind Froome.The 34-mile mens time trial at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is scheduled for Aug. 10. Dumoulin and Froome are considered the leading contenders for the gold medal. ' ' ' 

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