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Achievement: Rani Rampal, captain of women’s hockey team became the first Indian to receive the ‘World Games Athlete of the year Award’

SPORTS DESK : Rani Rampal, captain of the Indian women’s hockey team, has received the World Games Athlete of the Year Award. She is the first Indian to receive this award. She received 199477 votes, while a total of 705,610 votes. Announcing the winner on Thursday, The World Games said, “Indian hockey’s superstar queen is” World Games Athlete of the Year 2019 “. Hockey India congratulated the queen for the award. Ukraine karate player Stanislav Horuna finished in second place, while Canadian powerlifter Rhea Stein finished third. Last year, the Russian pair of Maria Chernova-Giorgi Pataria, who performed well in acrobatic gymnastics, received the award. He received a total of 159,348 votes.

The public votes for this award. The award is given for outstanding performance, social commitment and good behavior in the playground. Initially 25 players (male and female) from 25 games were nominated. The number of players was reduced to ten in the last round of voting.

Rani said- We would also like to make 2020 memorable

The Queen, who went on a New Zealand tour after receiving this honor, said, “It is a great privilege for me to receive this award. This award goes to my team and country. It is nice to see, when the country as well as international fraternity praises your efforts. I thank everyone. 2019 was a great year for our team as we qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and we would like to make 2020 memorable as well. “

Rani has played 240 matches for India

This hockey player recently received the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth-highest civilian honor. Rani has played more than 240 matches in India. Under the leadership of Rani, India qualified for the Olympics for the third time.

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