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Tokyo Olympics: Madhya Pradesh CM speaks to Indian hockey team member over phone

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Bhopal, Aug 02: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday spoke to Vivek Sagar who is a part of the Indian hockey team at the Olympics and hails from Hoshangabad district in the state.


Congratulating Sagar for scoring a goal in the match against Argentina that had ensured India's place in the quarterfinals of the Olympics, Chouhan said, "Play and emerge victorious. People of Madhya Pradesh are with you."

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"I also congratulate you for your performance in the game. I am sure the team will continue to win more successes," official sources said quoting Chouhan. Indian men's hockey team had scored a comprehensive 3-1 victory over defending champions Argentina in its penultimate pool match in Tokyo on Thursday.

The Indian men's hockey team went on to defeat Great Britain 3-1 in a quarterfinal match to qualify for the semifinals of the Olympics Games after 49 years on Sunday. Midfielder Vivek Sagar is a resident of Shivnagar Chandon village of Itarsi tehsil in Hoshangabad district.

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