India’s Mumtaz Khan named FIH Rising Star of the Year 2021-22

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  • The International Hockey Federation (FIH) can reveal that Mumtaz Khan of India and Timothée Clément of France have been named the FIH Rising Stars of the Year 2021-22 in the women’s and men’s category respectively.
  • Mumtaz Khan burst on to the international hockey scene almost out of nowhere in the FIH Junior Women’s World Cup 2022, thrilling hockey fans with her incredible style of play and an eye for scoring goals that cannot be taught!
  • Mumtaz Khan scored eight goals, including a hat-trick against Malaysia in the group stages, as the  Indian hockey team finished fourth in the 2022 women’s junior hockey World Cup in South Africa. She was India’s top scorer in the tournament and the third-highest scorer overall.
  • The 19-year-old Mumtaz was also the leading goal scorer for the Indian women’s hockey team that played in the FIH Hockey5s Lausanne 2022. She netted five goals in four games, including a hat-trick against hosts Switzerland.
  • Mumtaz Khan won 32.9 points in the final standings for the FIH Rising Star of the Year award, edging out Belgium’s Charlotte Englebert, who finished with 29.9 points.
  • 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.
  • France’s Timothée Clément was named the FIH Rising Star of the Year 2021-22 in the men’s category.

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