Rani Rampal becomes first hockey player in world to win ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award
February 9, 2020
Rani Rampal will receive the World Games Athlete of the Year award from the official sponsor of The World Games.
Rani Rampal, captain of Indian women’s hockey team, became the first hockey player in the world to win the prestigious ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ Award. The World Games announced the winner on January 31, 2020, after a 20-day voting process by sports lovers around the world.
This award is given for outstanding performance, social concern, and good behavior. People across the world select the winner through voting. She received 1,99,477 votes out of a total of 7,05,610 votes. The Facebook post of The World Games reads, “Huge congratulations to The World Games Athlete of the Year: Hockey star Rani! Rani won the race with a massive number of votes: 199,477!”
Currently, Rani Rampal is playing matches in New Zealand. She dedicated this award to the team and country. Rani Rampal will receive the World Games Athlete of the Year award from the official sponsor of The World Games.
About Rani Rampal
Rani Rampal is a famous hockey player of India. She is called the ‘queen’ of Indian hockey. She was the youngest player (15 years) of the Indian hockey team participating in the 2010 World Cup. Currently, she is the captain of the Indian women’s hockey team.
She played an important role in 2009’s Asia Cup to win a silver medal. She was also a part of the Indian team during the 2010’s Commonwealth Games and the 2010 Asian Games.
This year, Rani Rampal was awarded the Padma Shri. The Indian women’s hockey team won the Asia Cup in the year 2017 in her captaincy.