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Vivek Sagar Prasad Height, Age, Family, Biography

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Age: 24 Years
Religion: Hinduism
Hometown: Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh

Vivek Sagar Prasad

Bio/Wiki
Profession(s)• Field Hockey Player
• Deputy Superintendent of Police in Madhya Pradesh police
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 3" (161 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Field Hockey
International DebutTeam India Under-18- 2017
Team India- 2018
Jersey Number#32 (India)
Vivek Sagar Prasad's jersey number 32
Domestic/State Team(s)• Bhopal Police
• Petroleum Sports Promotion Board
Coach/MentorAshok Kumar Dhyanchand
Ashok Kumar Dhyanchand
PositionMidfielder
MedalsGold
• 2023: Asian Games in Hangzhou
Vivek Sagar Prasad holding Asian Games gold medal
• 2023: Men's Asian Champions Trophy in Chennai

Silver
• 2018: Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Breda
• 2018: Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires
• 2022: Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
Vivek Sagar Prasad holding Commonwealth Games silver medal
Bronze
• 2018: Asian Games in Jakarta
• 2021: Summer Olympics in Tokyo
Vivek Sagar Prasad holding Summer Olympics bronze medal
Awards, Honours• Player of the Tournament at the Sultan of Johor Cup (2017)
• Player of the Tournament in the Asian YOG Qualifier (M) (2018)
• Leading Goalscorer Award in the Asian YOG Qualifier (M) (2018)
• FIH Men’s Rising Star of the Year (2019)
Vivek Sagar Prasad with FIH Men’s Rising Star of the Year Award
• Best Young Player of the Tournament at the FIH Men's Series Finals (2019)
• Vikram Award (2020)
• Arjuna Award (2021)
Vivek Sagar Prasad receiving the Arjuna Award
• FIH Young Player of the Year (2021)
• FIH Pro League Player of the Match in a match against Argentina (2023)
Hockey India poster declaring Vivek Sagar Prasad as Player of the Match
• Best Young Player of the Match in the Asian Champions Trophy in a match against Pakistan (2023)
Vivek Sagar Prasad receiving the Best Young Player of the Match Award
• Milestone Award from Hockey India for completing 100 international matches (2024)
Vivek Sagar Prasad receiving the Milestone Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 February 2000 (Friday)
Age (as of 2024)24 Years
BirthplaceShivnagar Chandon, Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac signPisces
NationalityIndian
HometownItarsi, Madhya Pradesh
SchoolGovt. Ordnance Factory Higher Secondary School, Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh
ReligionHinduism
Vivek Sagar Prasad (left) praying
TattooThe word "Believe" on his right triceps
Tattoo on the arm of Vivek Sagar Prasad
Social MediaInstagram
Facebook
Twitter
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Family
ParentsFather- Rohit Sagar Prasad (Teacher)
Mother- Kamla Devi (Homemaker)
Parents of Vivek Sagar Prasad
SiblingsBrother-1
• Vidya Sagar Prasad (Software Developer)
Sister(s)-2
• Pooja Prasad
• Poonam Prasad
Vivek with Pooja (centre) and Vidya Sagar Prasad (left)
Favourites
FilmBollywood- Chak De! India (2007)
FoodManchurian, Aloo Paratha

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Vivek Sagar Prasad

  • Initially, Vivek’s father didn’t support him as he didn’t believe Vivek could make a good career out of hockey in India. He wanted Vivek to make a career through academics.
  • His siblings and his mother encouraged him to pursue his dreams and would often protect Vivek from getting beaten up by his father for playing hockey.
  • He was noticed by his mentor, Ashok Kumar Dhaynchand, in a local senior-level tournament in Akola, Maharashtra, in 2013.

    Vivek Sagar Prasad with his mentor Ashok Kumar Dhyanchand

    Vivek Sagar Prasad with his mentor Ashok Kumar Dhyanchand

  • Thereafter, Ashok Kumar invited Vivek for a trial in his hockey academy in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, which he readily accepted.
  • Vivek stayed with Ashok Kumar for 2 months before joining his hockey academy, where he developed his skills.
  • In 2016, he suffered a life-threatening injury to his collarbone during a practice match and needed immediate surgery.
  • He was the captain of the Indian junior hockey team at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.

    Vivek Sagar Prasad while playing in the Summer Youth Olympics

    Vivek Sagar Prasad while playing in the Summer Youth Olympics

  • He is the second-youngest hockey player to debut for the senior Indian team at the age of 17 years in 2018.
  • He was a key player for India during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

    Vivek Sagar Prasad trying to take control of the ball at the Summer Olympics

    Vivek Sagar Prasad trying to take control of the ball at the Summer Olympics

  • He used to play chess, badminton, and cricket before starting hockey.
  • In 2021, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a Rs. 1 crore cash reward for Vivek Sagar Prasad for his performance at the 2020 Summer Olympics.
  • Vivek was also made DSP (Deputy Superintendant of Police) in the Madhya Pradesh police by him in the same year.

    Vivek Sagar Prasad in his DSP uniform

    Vivek Sagar Prasad in his DSP uniform

  • He is a fitness enthusiast and enjoys working out in the gym.

    Vivek Sagar Prasad during a workout session

    Vivek Sagar Prasad during a workout session