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British hockey player Samantha turns ’emotional’ in Bhubaneswar. Know why


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.

Picture credit: Twitter/Samantha Quek

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, 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.