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PR SREEJESH IS THE 2021 WORLD GAMES ATHLETE OF THE YEAR.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • PR Sreejesh was a member of the men's squad that won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • He is only the second male and hockey player to win it.
  • He followed in the footsteps of Rani, India's women's captain.
  • Captain Rani was the recipient of the award in 2019.

What is in the News?

PR Sreejesh, a veteran Indian hockey goalkeeper, was just named World Games Athlete of the Year for 2021.

Sreejesh received the most votes.

On "TheWorldGames.org," a global fan vote was held. He came out on top of a 24-strong nomination list by a long shot. His total of 1,27,647 votes was nearly double that of the second-placed athlete, Albert Gines Lopez of Spain. Lopez received a total of 67,428 votes.

The Olympic Games are held every four years

The World Games are a multi-sport event held every four years by the "International World Games Association," with assistance from the International Olympic Committee. The games will take place over the course of 11 days and will feature more than 30 sports.

When was Hockey featured?

Indoor hockey was introduced as an invitational event at the 2005 World Games. It took held in the German city of Duisburg. During The World Games 2022, which will be held in Birmingham, Alabama from July 7 to July 17, 2022, hockey will be represented by sports demonstrations.

Who is Parattu Raveendran Sreejesh?

Raveendran Sreejesh, often known as Parattu Raveendran, is an Indian professional field hockey player. He is a goalie for the team. He was the Indian national team's former captain. He is a member of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards of the Hockey India League. He was an important part of the Indian national team's bronze medal performance in the men's field hockey competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics. In 2020–21, he earned the FIH Player of the Year Award for best male goalkeeper.

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