Rani Rampal becomes first ever hockey player to win World Games Athlete of the Year award
Indian women's team captain Rani Rampal became the first-ever hockey player to win the prestigious 'World Games Athlete of the Year' award.
The World Games announced the winner last night after 20 days of polling in January this year by sports fans worldwide.
Congratulating Rani, the World Games said with 1,99,477 votes, she is the clear winner of the Athlete of the Year race. All in all, over 7,05,610 votes were cast during the poll.
Last year, India won the FIH Series Finals, and Rani was named Player of the Tournament.
Under Rani's leadership, the Indian women's team qualified for just the third Olympic Games in its history.