Mumtaz Khan named FIH women's rising player of year 2021-22

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Young India Hockey player Mumtaz Khan was named the FIH Women's Rising Star of the Year 2021-22 on 4 October 2022.  Mumtaz Khan who hails from Lucknow was rewarded for her brilliant performance at the FIH 2021 junior women World Cup in South Africa.

The 19 year old Mumtaz scored eight goals in six matches of the tournament. India finished fourth in the tournament which was won by Netherlands.  

Mumtaz Khan is the third Indian woman to win the award after Lalremsiami in 2019 and Sharmila Devi in 2020-21.

 In the men’s category, Vivek Sagar Prasad has won the honour in both 2019 and 2020-21.

FIH Men's Rising Star of the Year

Timothee Clement of France was voted FIH Men's Rising Star of the Year.

The FIH Rising Star of the Year Award is the annual award for the best men’s and women’s young players (U23) in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by experts, teams, fans and media.


FIH ( Fédération Internationale de Hockey) is the governing body of men’s and women’s International hockey.

Headquarters : Lausanne , Switzerland 

Acting President :  Seif El Dine Ahmed 

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