Gurjit Kaur wins FIH Women’s Hockey Player of the Year, Harmanpreet Singh bags men’s award

Gurjit Kaur wins FIH Women's Hockey Player of the Year, Harmanpreet Singh bags men's award

FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2021: India’s athletes and coaches dominated the FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2020-21 as Gurjit Kaur won the FIH Women’s Hockey Player of the Year award while Harmanpreet Singh bagged the men’s award.

Athletes Gurjit Kaur (Best Player, Women), Harmanpreet Singh (Best Player, Men), Savita (Best Goalkeeper, Women), PR Sreejesh (Best Goalkeeper, Men), Sharmila Devi (Best Rising Star, Women), and Vivek Prasad (Best Rising Star, Men) as well as the coaches of India’s women’s team, Sjoerd Marijne (NED) and India’s men’s team, Graham Reid (AUS) grabbed the highest number of votes in their respective categories.

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79 National Associations — represented by their respective national captains and coaches — have voted (Africa: 11 out of 25 Member Associations; Asia: 29 out of 33; Europe: 19 out of 42; Oceania: 3 out of 8; Pan America: 17 out of 30).

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With a record number of almost 300,000 fans casting their votes, fan participation in the FIH Hockey Stars Awards 2021 has been exceptional.

Tellingly, all winning athletes have topped the standings in each of the three voting groups (National Associations / Fans and Players / Media).

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FIH Women’s Player of the Year: Gurjit Kaur (IND)
FIH Women’s Goalkeeper of the Year: Savita (IND)
FIH Women’s Coach of the Year: Sjoerd Marijne (NED – Team IND)
FIH Men’s Player of the Year: Harmanpreet Singh (IND)
FIH Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year: PR Sreejesh (IND)
FIH Men’s Rising Star of the Year: Vivek Prasad (IND)
FIH Men’s Coach of the Year: Graham Reid (AUS – Team IND).

-PTC News