Bhubaneswar: As the Smart City Bhubaneswar has been decked up for the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 that began following a grand opening ceremony electrifying the global audience, a British woman player turned emotional to see herself painted on a wall here.
Samantha Ann Quek, the Olympic gold and European gold medalist for hockey, was in tears when she spotted herself on a wall painting during her visit to the city recently.
She saw her painting on a wall outside a local hospital while traveling in a taxi in Bhubaneswar. She could not stop her tears coming out of her eyes to see herself in a wall painting, made for the international hockey event in the city.
She shared it on her Twitter handle posted on Nov 27.
Currently sat in the back of a taxi in Bhubaneswar in India, minding my own business and then almost swallowed my own tongue when I spotted this painted in a wall outside a local hospital…
Now I have tears rolling down my face.
— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) November 27, 2018
Currently, Samantha is in India for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018.
Notably, the 30-year Samantha had won gold representing the British hockey team at the 2016 Summer Olympics as a defender. She was also part of the England Hockey team who won a gold medal at the European Championships in August 2015 in London.