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Hockey star Harmanpreet Singh wins FIH Player of the yr award second time in a row

Lausanne [Switzerland], October 7 (ANI): Indian hockey workforce star Harmanpreet Singh was awarded the lads’s International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year 2021-22, making him simply the fourth participant to obtain the honour in consecutive years for the lads’s division on Friday.

Harmanpreet turned simply the fourth participant to win the Player of the Year award (males’s class) in consecutive years becoming a member of an unique membership that features Teun De Nooijer (Netherlands), Jamie Dwyer (Australia) and Arthur van Doren (Belgium).

Harmanpreet Singh is a bona fide modern-day hockey famous person. He is a terrific defender with a knack for being on the proper place on the proper time to interrupt down the opponent’s offence. He has nice dribbling expertise to hold the ball up the sector from defence. And he scores targets, targets and extra targets! To add to that spectacular resume, he has now been voted the FIH Player of the Year, for the second yr operating.

The stats that primarily bounce out for Harmanpreet are the variety of targets he scores. His goal-scoring potential has gone up a stage this previous yr as a number of groups have discovered his penalty nook drag flicks inconceivable to take care of. His scoring report consists of an unbelievable 18 targets from 16 video games, with two hat-tricks, within the FIH Hockey Pro League 2021-22. With these 18 targets, he ended the season as the highest scorer for India and now holds the report for probably the most targets scored by a participant in a single season of the Pro League.

Harmanpreet was additionally in terrific type on the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Dhaka 2021, the place he scored 8 targets in 6 video games, scoring in each single recreation as India completed on the rostrum. His performances have been additionally essential to the Indian workforce because it received the silver medal on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Harmanpreet tallied 29.4 factors to fend off the Netherlands’ Thierry Brinkmann (23.6 factors) and Belgium’s Tom Boon (23.4 factors) to this yr’s award.

Dutch participant Felice Albers, in the meantime, was voted the winner within the ladies’s class.

At the age of twenty-two, Felice Albers’ trophy cupboard is already stuffed to the brim. A serial winner, Albers has been part of the Dutch workforce of their gold medal-winning campaigns within the FIH Hockey Pro League (20192020-21), Euro Hockey Championship 2021, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup 2022. Now she will get so as to add one other trophy to her cupboard: the FIH Player of the Year Award!Albers broke into the Dutch nationwide workforce in 2019, on the again of nice performances on the junior stage the place she switched between midfield and assault. Since making her debut for the senior workforce she has primarily performed as an attacking midfielder, enjoying on the base of the assault and being concerned in a lot of their offensive creativity. She additionally poses a critical goal-scoring menace to the opponents, scoring 16 targets in her 32 worldwide appearances to this point. (ANI)