Vivek Sagar Prasad and Lalremsiami (Photo Credit: Hockey India )

Lalremsiami, Vivek Sagar Prasad Win FIH Rising Star of the 12 months Awards

Vivek Sagar Prasad and Lalremsiami (Photo Credit: Hockey India )

Vivek Sagar Prasad and Lalremsiami (Picture Credit score: Hockey India )

Lalremsiami and Vivek Sagar Prasad have been introduced because the FIH ladies’s and males’s Rising Star of the 12 months respectively.

Lausanne: Indian ladies’s hockey group striker Lalremsiami and Indian males’s group mid-fielder Vivek Sagar Prasad have been adjudged the winners of the ladies’s and males’s FIH Rising Star of the 12 months 2019.

Lalremsiami, who made her worldwide debut in 2018, was a part of the group’s success on the Hockey Sequence Finals Hiroshima 2019.

She additionally performed a key position within the group’s efficiency on the Olympic Qualifiers in November final 12 months the place they edged out USA to earn their ticket to 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She was additionally a part of the group that gained the Olympic Check Occasion in Tokyo.

Lalremsiami was up towards Argentina’s Julieta Jankunas, China’s Zhong Jianqi and the Netherlands’ Frederique Matla.

“I’m very honoured to win this award. This can be a massive second for me and I thank everybody who voted for me to win this award. This comes as a giant motivation for me to do properly. I’d additionally prefer to thank my teammates who stood by me throughout my private struggles,” acknowledged Lalremsiami, who was a part of the India U-18 group that gained silver medal on the 2018 Youth Olympic Video games in Buenos Aires.

Congratulating Lalremsiami, Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad, President, Hockey India stated: “I congratulate Lalremsiami for successful the distinguished FIH Rising Star of the 12 months award. She is a youth icon for children in Mizoram and he or she has finished very properly for the group since her debut. She has nice potential and I want her the perfect in future tournaments.”

VIVEK RISING STAR OF MEN’S HOCKEY

The 19-year-old Vivek gained the accolade forward of Argentina’s Maico Casella and Blake Govers of Australia, who completed second and third respectively.

Vivek polled 50 per cent of all Nationwide Affiliation votes, 23 per cent media votes, 15.1 per cent followers/gamers votes for a mix of 34.5 per cent votes.

Casella polled a mixed 22 per cent votes, whereas third positioned Govers obtained 20.9 per cent mixed votes.

When he was simply 17, Vivek grew to become the second youngest participant ever to characterize the India nationwide group, in a 4-Nation Invitational event in January, 2018. Since then he has appeared for the senior facet on greater than 50 events.

Vivek was additionally a part of the Indian group that gained a silver on the 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, shedding on shoot-out to Korea within the ultimate.

He was additionally a member of the Indian group’s two most necessary occasions in 2019 — the FIH Sequence Finals and the next FIH Olympic Qualifiers.

Vivek was voted the Greatest Younger Participant of the FIH Sequence Last and later figured within the nationwide squad for the Olympic qualifiers towards Russia in Bhubaneswar final 12 months.

The teenager thanked everybody for serving to him to realize this recognition.

“This can be a massive second for me and I thank everybody who voted for me to win this award. This comes as a giant motivation to try tougher for the Indian group and provides my finest as we intention to realize increased objectives for the nation,” Vivek stated.

“I’d additionally prefer to thank my teammates particularly the seniors who ensured they consistently motivated me sufficient. If I made any errors, they inspired me to present my finest,” added the teenager, who had led the India U-18 group to a silver medal on the 2018 Youth Olympic Video games in Buenos Aires.

Hockey India (HI) additionally congratulated Vivek on successful the award.

“I congratulate Vivek for successful the distinguished FIH Rising Star of the 12 months award. He has transitioned into the senior group properly and has been efficient within the mid-field finishing up his duties as anticipated,” HI president Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad stated.

(With inputs from Businesses)

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