India’s Mumtaz Khan named FIH girls’s rising participant of 12 months

Published:Mar 9, 202415:08
India’s Mumtaz Khan named FIH girls’s rising participant of 12 months

India ahead Mumtaz Khan was on Tuesday named the FIH Girls’s Rising Star of the Yr on the again of her stellar position throughout the nation’s marketing campaign on the Junior World Cup in South Africa earlier this 12 months.

The 19-year-old Mumtaz, who hails from Lucknow, had scored eight targets in six matches, together with a hat-trick, throughout India’s fourth-place ending marketing campaign in Potchefstroom in April.

She completed in third place on the listing of prime scorers within the World Cup. She failed to attain in only one recreation all through the event, in opposition to Netherlands.

Mumtaz scored each the targets for India within the essential 2-2 tie within the bronze medal match in opposition to England, however the workforce couldn’t recover from the road within the ensuing shoot-out to finish at fourth place.

“I can not imagine that I've gained this award. It's the onerous work of our complete workforce over the 12 months that has paid off, and I dedicate the win to my workforce,” Mumtaz mentioned.

“I really feel the award is an indication that the onerous work that I've put over the previous 12 months on the coaching grounds has helped me enhance so much as a participant. However that is only the start of my profession. I want to proceed the training course of and can proceed the onerous work to enhance upon my recreation.” Mumtaz edged Belgium’s Charlotte Englebert by a margin of simply three factors after votes had been solid by consultants (40%), groups (20%), followers (20%) and media (20%). The younger Indian completed with a complete of 32.9 factors, with Englebert coming in second with 29.9 factors. Luna Fokke from the Netherlands completed third with 16.9 factors.

Mumtaz additionally emerged as India’s main goal-scorer on the FIH Girls’s Hockey 5s 2022 the place she scored 5 targets in 4 video games, together with a hat-trick in opposition to the hosts Switzerland.

Timothee Clement of France was voted FIH Males’s Rising Star of the Yr.

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