International Hockey Federation Current Affairs - 2019
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The International Hockey Federation (FIH) Player of the Year Awards are the annual awards for the best men’s and women’s player in international hockey in a given calendar year as determined by a peer and public vote.
FIH Awards 2019
FIH Player of the Year, Men: Arthur van Doren (Belgium)
Women: Eva de Goede (Netherlands)
FIH Goalkeeper of the Year, Men: Vincent Vanasch (Belgium)
Women: Maddie Hinch (Great Britain)
FIH Rising Star of the Year, Men: Arthur de Sloover (Belgium)
Women: Lucina von der Heyde (Argentina)
FIH Player of the Year Awards were established in 1998 and have been awarded annually ever since. In 2001 the FIH Young Player of the Year award was instituted to award the best young field hockey player of the year.
Tags: Argentina • Arthur de Sloover • Arthur van Doren • Belgium • Eva de Goede • FIH Goalkeeper of the Year • FIH Player of the Year • FIH Player of the Year Awards • FIH Rising Star of the Year • Great Britain • International Hockey Federation • Lucina von der Heyde • Maddie Hinch • Netherlands • Vincent Vanasch
After a gap of 16 years, India defeated Pakistan in the Men’s Hockey finals of the Asian Games , to win the gold medal. India had earlier won the gold in 1966 and 1998, while Pakistan has clinched the gold eight times in the past including the Asian Games at Guangzhou in 2010.
This win ensures India’s direct entry to the 2016 Summer Olympics that is scheduled to be held at Rio de Janeiro. This will be a refreshing change after the 2012 London Olympics where India had struggled and qualify and finished last in the competition in the end.
The Indian hockey women’s team defeated Japan to win the bronze medal at the Asian Games.
India national field hockey team
The national filed hockey team is controlled by Hockey India, which is the body that governs field hockey in India. The Indian team was the first Non-European team to be a part of the International Hockey Federation. The team won its first Olympic gold in 1928. With a total of eight gold medals, India’s hockey team has the maximum medals of any single country.