Indian Women’s Hockey Team Captain Rani is the first hockey player from India to have been nominated for prestigious The World Games Athlete of the Year 2019. This will be the 6th edition of the IWGA (International World Games Association) initiative that recognises and honours an athlete or a team for their outstanding performance in 2019, or for their social commitment or particularly fair behaviour.
The 25 athletes nominated for this award from 25 sports have been recommended by their International Federations and in Rani’s case, the FIH has recommended her name for the award for her outstanding performance and her ability to lead by example. She was instrumental in India qualifying for the first time in back-to-back Olympic Games.
Last year, the Acrobatic Gymnastics couple Mariia Chernova and Georgii Pataraia (Russia) won the title with 159,348 votes, just ahead of American Powerlifter Jennifer Thompson with 152,865 votes.
To vote for Rani click on: https://www.theworldgames.
The online voting ends on 30 January 2020