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Hockey India Recommends Women’s Team Captain Rani For Khel Ratna

New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday nominated nationwide girls’s workforce captain Rani Rampal for the distinguished Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award whereas Vandana Kataria, Monika and Harmanpreet Singh had been beneficial for the Arjuna Award.

For the Main Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement, the federation has beneficial former India stalwarts R P Singh and Tushar Khandker.

Coaches B J Kariappa and Romesh Pathania have been nominated for the Dronacharya Award.

The interval of consideration for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest sporting honour, is between January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2019.

Throughout this era, Rani led the workforce to historic victories within the Ladies’s Asia Cup in 2017, silver on the 2018 Asian Video games and performed a important function within the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in 2019 by scoring the deciding aim that helped India qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

The workforce additionally climbed to a career-best ninth the FIH world rankings.

Rani, who’s the primary Indian to be named because the World Video games Athlete of The 12 months, has additionally been the recipient of the Arjuna Award (2016) and Padma Shri (2020).

India striker Vandana, with over 200 worldwide caps, and Monika, with 150 nationwide appearances, have been beneficial for the Arjuna Award.

They each performed key roles within the workforce’s sensational wins in 2019 together with the FIH Sequence Finals in Hiroshima, Tokyo 2020 Olympics Check Occasion and the Olympic Qualifiers in Bhubaneswar.

The Indian males’s workforce dragflick specialist, Harmanpreet Singh, can be within the short-list for the Arjuna nominees. He was instrumental within the workforce’s profitable efficiency within the FIH Sequence Finals in Odisha.

On the 2020 Olympics Check Occasion, he captained the workforce to victory within the absence of Manpreet Singh who was rested for the event.

Harmanpreet was additionally part of the Indian workforce that gained the Olympic Qualifiers towards Russia final yr.

Former India stars Dr RP Singh and Khandker’s continued contribution within the discipline of hockey has led to their suggestion for the Main Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Kariappa, who has been nominated for the Dronacharya Award, has coached the Indian junior males’s workforce to a silver on the Sultan of Johor Cup in 2019.

Talking on the suggestions for the Nationwide Awards, Hockey India President Mohd Mustaque Ahmad stated: “Sardar Singh was the final hockey participant to win the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

“Rani has set new benchmarks in girls’s hockey and we really feel she could be very deserving of the highest award.”

A panel shaped by the Sports activities Ministry will shortlist the nominations obtained from varied nationwide federations with the awards to be introduced on Nationwide Sports activities Day, August 29.

(PTI)

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