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Latest Sports Current Affairs 2019 for National and International sports and tournaments, awards, trophies and cups related to cricket, football, tennis and other sports for UPSC, SSC, States, Civil services and other competitive examinations.

World Games Athlete of the Year, 2019-Title won by Rani Rampal

The Indian Women Hockey Team player Rani Rampal has won the “World Game Athlete of the Year, 2019” title. She is the first hockey player in the world to receive the title.

Athlete of the Year

The title is awarded to the winner selected through a voting process. The award is presented to an awardee who is outstanding in terms of social concern, performance and good behavior.

About Rani Rampal

Rani Rampal is called the “Queen of Indian Hockey”. She joined the Indian Hockey National Team at the age of 15. She is the current captain of the team. In 2020, Rani Rampal was awarded with Padmashri, one of India’s most prestigious awards.

Rani had participated in 2009 Asia cup and won silver medal. Also she was a part of 2010 Common Wealth games of 2010.

Other nominated players

Around 20 players all over the world were nominated for the voting process. Among them, Stanislav Horuna, a Ukranian Karate player secured second rank followed by the Canadian Athlete Rhea Stinn who finished third power lifting.

Khelo India Youth Games to be held in Guwahati

The Khelo India Youth Game is to be held between February 10, 2020 and February 22, 2020 in Guwahati, Assam. The Games are conducted annually.

Highlights

Every year national level multidisciplinary grass root level games are conducted under Khelo India Youth Games event. The games include two categories namely under-17-year school students and under-21-year college student. Under the event, annual scholarship of Rs 5,00,000 is given for 1000 kids to prepare them for international sporting events.

The event is to be held in 20 disciplines. All the 37 states and union territories are to participate in the event. The first edition of the event was held in New Delhi, second edition in Pune and the third edition is to be held in Guwahati, Assam.

The state of Haryana considered the “Sports Powerhouse” topped the sport event in 2018.

Training of Trainers Programme (TOT)

Under the programme, around 160 trainers are trained. The programme is carried out semi-annually. It includes principals, teachers and physical education trainers. The programme is also a part of Khelo India project.

Khelo India was launched by PM Modi in January 2018. In 2018, around 734 students were selected for the scholarship.