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PR Sreejesh, Savita Punia thank followers after successful FIH Star Award for Goalkeeper of the Year

New Delhi [India], October 5 (ANI): Ace Indian Hockey goalkeepers PR Sreejesh and Savita expressed gratitude upon being awarded the Goalkeeper of the Year on the FIH Star Awards 2021-2022 for his or her excellent efficiency in vital occasions just like the Tokyo Olympic Games, FIH Hockey Pro League amongst others.

Thanking his followers who voted for him, Sreejesh stated, “No doubt, this is a special award because the hockey fans are voting for us. This is a big honour for me and a testimony to all the hard work. I would also like to thank Hockey India, Ministry of Youth AffairsSports, SAI and Odisha Government for all the support they have given us.”Sreejesh is at the moment in SAI Centre, Bengaluru alongside together with his teammates within the Core Probable Group making ready for the FIH Hockey Pro League. He added that awards are all the time a motivation to excel. “Winning awards, no matter at what stage in your career you are at, is always a motivating factor. This award surely motivates me to further improve and do well in an all-important year where we will play the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar-Rourkela 2023,” said the skilled goalkeeper.

The Hockey World Cup 2023 will start on January 13 and proceed till January 29, with 4 swimming pools of 4 groups battling it out for the Championship trophy. India is positioned in pool D together with Spain, England and Wales. Currently fifth within the hockey rankings, Graham Reid-coached India is the top-ranked aspect among the many 4 groups in Pool D.

Savita, in the meantime, expressed shock over her successful the award and stated, “This surely is a big surprise and a very pleasant one. I am sure many Indian hockey fans voted for us and I thank each one of them.”The Indian Women’s Hockey Captain who’s at the moment in Rajkot, Gujarat, collaborating within the National Games for her house state Haryana stated, “It is great that Mumtaz Khan from our team also won the Rising Player of the Year category. I am sure such recognition will encourage more women to take up the sport and do well.”National Games are being held within the state of Gujarat for the very first time. It can be organised from September 29 to October 12, 2022. Nearly 15,000 sportspersons, coaches, and officers from throughout the nation can be collaborating in 36 sports activities disciplines, making it the most important National Games ever.

The sporting occasions can be organised in six cities of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar. (ANI)

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