Rani Rampal won the ‘World Games Athlete of the Year' Award

Published on January 31, 2020
Current context: Rani Rampal became the first-ever hockey player to win the prestigious 'World Games Athlete of the Year' award.
Rani Rampal won the ‘World Games Athlete of the Year' Award
  • The World Games announced the Indian women's team captain Rani Rampal as the winner on 30th January after 20 days of polling in January 2020 by sports fans worldwide.
  • She has won the 'World Games Athlete of the Year' award 2019 with a clear majority of 1,99,477 votes.
  • In 2019, India won the FIH Series Finals, and Rani was named Player of the Tournament.
  • She was recently named among the Padma Shri awardees 2020.
  • Ukraine’s Karate star Stanislav Horuna was second behind Rani with over 92,000 votes and Canadian powerlifting world champion Rhaea stinn was third.
  • International World Games Association President: Jose Perurena
  • International Hockey Federation CEO: Thierry Weil
  • Hockey India President: Mohammad Mushtaque Ahmad

Question: 

Q.1 Who has won the prestigious 'World Games Athlete of the Year' award 2019 and became the first-ever hockey player to win the award?
a. Sjoerd Marijne
b. Rani Rampal
c. Rajani Etimaru
d. Neha Goyal

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