Martin: Our target for the Olympics

Harry Martin

Great Britain men's hockey star Harry Martin says a medal out in Rio would be amazing for the sport of hockey.

Martin and his teammates are out in Brazil now, and have undergone their first couple of training sessions at the Deodoro hockey venue.

Speaking to the official Team GB magazine, Martin said, "A medal would be amazing for the sport in Great Britain and we know we'll need to put in good performances.

"We don't want to look too far ahead, but the ultimate aim is to go and win it. We know we can perform against anyone, and we believe that gold is possible."

Harry said the team's preparations have been top class, commenting, "We went full time in 2013 and that's been huge. You're in every day, in the gym or studying film. That's helped us improve in so many areas.

"Personally, I had a tough decision to make three years ago as I was finishing my first year at university. It was tough but I've no regrets, I've now got a degree in Economics and an opportunity to play in a second Olympics."

The official Team GB magazine is in newsagents now and also available online here.

Harry and his team play their first game in Rio on Saturday 6th August at 4:30pm UK time when they take on Belgium and the game will be live on BBC red button / online.