18 January, 2021

Sport Is Not Only About Sachin Tendulkar Or Virat Kohli, Hockey Exists Too: Rani Rampal

Rani Rampal has been playing hockey for close to two decades. She has helped India qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in July-August this year. Rani was voted World Games Athlete of the Year 2019, the first Indian ever to win this award

Sport Is Not Only About Sachin Tendulkar Or Virat Kohli, Hockey Exists Too: Rani Rampal

There is a warrior in Rani Rampal. Born in Shahabad Markanda in Kurukshetra district of Haryana, the 25-year-old scripted history by becoming the first Indian hockey player to win the World Games Athlete of The Year 2019 title. The award honours an athlete or a team for its outstanding performance in a year, or for their social commitment or particularly fair behaviour. Founded in 1980, the International World Games Association is a non-governmental and non-profit-making international organisation constituted under Swiss law. Rani has been leading India since 2016 and has 240 international caps under her belt. Just back from a series in New Zealand, the forward was home not to take a break but to appear in an examination for a post-graduate degree in English from Punjabi University, Patiala. Excerpts from an interview:

Q: How do you find time to study for a Masters degree and that too in English?
A: (Laughs) Yes, it’s a challenge and something I wanted to do. I deliberately chose English. It’s THE language of modern times and...



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