Shanglakpam Nilakanta Sharma is soon to create history as the 18th Olympian from Manipur. The Hockey player has been selected to participate in the Summer Olympic Games 2021.
Hockey India today selected 16 team members for participating in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics including one Goal Keeper, 5 Defenders, 5 Mid-Fielders including Sh.Nilakanta Sharma and 5 Forward players. They will represent India in the upcoming 32nd Olympics scheduled to be held from July 23 till August 8 in Tokyo, Japan.
Nilakanta was born on May 2, 1995. He hails from Kontha Ahallup Makha Leikai in Imphal East District and was trained at Posterior Hockey Academy Manipur. He has been actively playing Hockey since 2003.