Bhubaneswar: Great Britain Hockey star Samantha Quek got emotional in Odisha’s capital city on Wednesday.
Quek, an Olympic Gold medallist, reduced into tears after she found a wall-painting on her informant of the Capital Hospital while exploring Bhubaneswar, where the Hockey Men’s World Cup-208 is being held.
The 30-year-old former member of the Great Britain Hockey team took to her twitter handle and shared her experience.
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 Odisha as the member of the official broadcast channel for the live coverage of the hockey tournament.
Samantha won her first international cup in 2008 while still studying at university and soon became more prominent in the squad and competed for England at the 2013 EuroHockey tournament as well as the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning silver medals at both events.
Quek captained England team during the 2014 Champions Trophy in Mendoza, Argentina. She was also part of the England Hockey team who won a Gold Medal at the European Championships in August 2015 in London.
In August 2016 she competed in the Rio Olympic Games, winning her 50th cap for Great Britain in the process, with more than 125 combined for both England and Great Britain. The team won the gold medal after beating the Netherlands in the final on penalties, this being the first women’s hockey gold medal in the Olympics for Great Britain.
Quek was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List 2017 for services to hockey.