PR Sreejesh, an Olympic bronze medalist in hockey, arrived in Kerala on Tuesday. Hundreds of young people gathered at Kochi International Airport to greet the player.
V Abdurahiman, Minister of Sports, was present at the airport, as were representatives from the State Sports Council, Olympic Association, and Hockey Association. Sreejesh’s family also showed up at the airport to greet him.
Sreejesh was accompanied to his home town of Kizhakkambalam by a group of eminent personalities from various sectors. He travelled in an open jeep and was greeted warmly by the public.
The Indian men’s hockey team rewrote history by winning an Olympic medal for the first time in 41 years, defeating Germany 5-4 in an action-packed play-off match last Thursday.