New Delhi: Indian women’s team captain Rani Rampal becomes 1st-ever hockey player to win prestigious ‘World Games Athlete of the Year’ award.
The World Games announced the winner on Thursday after 20 days of polling by sports fans world-wide. “Indian hockey superstar Rani is The World Games Athlete of the Year 2019! Huge congratulations!,” the World Games said in a statement. “With an impressive number of votes, 199,477, Rani is the clear winner of the Athlete of the Year race, where sports fans all over the world have voted for their favourite during 20 days of polling in January. All in all, over 705,610 votes were cast during the poll,” it added.