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India's Vivek Prasad, Lalremsiami win FIH Rising Star awards

India's Vivek Prasad, Lalremsiami win FIH Rising Star awards

Vivek Sagar Prasad and Lalremsiami have won the FIH Rising Star of the Year Awards 2019 in the male and female category respectively.

The award is given by International Hockey Federation for players in the field of Hockey.

Lalremsiami is the first woman from India to win this award while Vivek is the first male player from India to win this award.

In 2019, Vivek appeared in all India's 24 matches and scored six goals across all tournaments. He was the awarded the Best Young Player of the tournament at the FIH Men's Series Finals in June as India stood one step away from Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

India women's team's forward Lalremsiami has been named as the 2019 FIH Women’s Rising Star of the Year, winning the prize ahead of Argentina’s Julieta Jankunas and Frederique Matla of the Netherlands, who finished second and third respectively

She first came into the spotlight at the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup in 2018. Since then the 19-year-old has been a central figures in the Eves' rise as they cemented their place in the top 10.


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