Asian Hockey Body Honored Drag-Flicker Harmanpreet Singh By Naming Him 2018 Player Of The Year
Editorials News | Mar-01-2019
Harmanpreet Singh, Indian defender has been honored with the 2018 Player of the Year award by the Asian Hockey Federation while Lalremsiami, the team striker of women bagged the Rising Player of The Year prize. Harmanpreet contributed to the silver medal winner of the team at the FIH Champions Trophy in Breda and was also part of the team which won the Asian Champions Trophy last year.
On the other hand, the 18-year-old Lalremsiami has shown remarkable progress in the women's team with her impressive and powerful performance as a striker at the 2018 World Cup, the Asian Games where the team won a historic silver.
Lalremsiami was also a part of the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires where the under-18 team won a silver medal. The men’s team of India was awarded the Best Performance of The Year for being the only Asian side to have reached the top eight at the World Cup in Bhubaneswar. At the FIH Champions Trophy in Breda, the team also came up with a historic silver medal feat repeating its success from the 2016 edition.
Harmanpreet Singh was born on 6th January 1996. He is an Indian field hockey player who plays as a defender for the Indian national team. He was named in the Indian squad for the Summer Olympics 2016. Harmanpreet Singh was also the member of Junior Hockey World Cup 2016 champions squad. Born on 6th January 1996 in the outskirts of Amritsar, since childhood he had a keen interest in hockey. He has claimed that his work on the field has contributed to his capability to play the game of hockey excellently. He joined Surjit Hockey Academy when he was 15-years old, Jalandhar with the hopes of becoming a forward. However, his fate had decided something else.
Harmanpreet Singh was just 10 years old when he made his way atop his father’s tractor. He is a son of a farmer in Jandiala Guru township, a village in the outskirts of Amritsar. He was fascinated by the giant wheels of the massive farm vehicle. Much to young Harmanpreet’s surprise, his father did not object to his desire to drive this huge machine. He shared that he used to tell me to drive straight and turn on his command. He did exactly as he told.
By: Preeti Narula
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