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Lalremsiami, Harmanpreet Singh Wins Top Asian Hockey Honours

In a significant uplift to the country’s hockey scenario, India’s star defender and drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh has been honoured with the 2018 Player of the Year award by the Asian Hockey Federation.

To add cherry on the cake, the Indian Women’s team striker Lalremsiami was named as the ‘Rising Player of the Year.’

Harmanpreet was a major contributor in Indian team’s silver medal-winning performance at the FIH Champions Trophy in Breda last year. Moreover, Harmanpreet was an elemental part of the Indian team that triumphed at the Asian Champions Trophy 2018.

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After hearing the news, Harmanpreet Singh took to Twitter to express his feelings, “Okay! Where do I began to thank you for your consistent support, for inspiring me to be the best I can possibly be .. for giving me strength to fulfill your expectations .. by embracing your blessings. We as team is very blissful by your support ..”

“A big thanks to Asian Hockey Federation for presenting me the award of Asian Player of the year 2k18 .. I promise I will give my best in 2k19 n in coming years also .. with all your support n of course with my hard work …,” he said on Twitter.

Lalremsiami Receives Much Deserved Recognition

On the other hand, Lalremsiami, the youngest player in India women’s hockey team, was also a stand out performer in the blue jersey. She is believed to be one of the brightest prospect in Indian hockey.

The 18-year-old, who hails from a small village in Mizoram, showed an appreciable progress in the women’s team with her stunning performance as a striker/forward at the the 2018 Asian Games as well as the 2018 World Cup.

The team clinched a silver in the former competition. Moreover, Siami, as the Lalremsiami is known, was also an integral part of the Under 18 team that triumphed at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. They won a silver there.

Furthermore, Siami was also awarded ‘the Under-21 rising star award’ at the 2018 Asian Champions Trophy. She played a total of 31 minutes then in five games, scoring twice. India won a silver in the competition.

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