World Games Athlete of the Year, 2019-Title won by Rani Rampal
The Indian Women Hockey Team player Rani Rampal has won the “World Game Athlete of the Year, 2019” title. She is the first hockey player in the world to receive the title.
Athlete of the Year
The title is awarded to the winner selected through a voting process. The award is presented to an awardee who is outstanding in terms of social concern, performance and good behavior.
About Rani Rampal
Rani Rampal is called the “Queen of Indian Hockey”. She joined the Indian Hockey National Team at the age of 15. She is the current captain of the team. In 2020, Rani Rampal was awarded with Padmashri, one of India’s most prestigious awards.
Rani had participated in 2009 Asia cup and won silver medal. Also she was a part of 2010 Common Wealth games of 2010.
Other nominated players
Around 20 players all over the world were nominated for the voting process. Among them, Stanislav Horuna, a Ukranian Karate player secured second rank followed by the Canadian Athlete Rhea Stinn who finished third power lifting.
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